Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court
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Kolkata, July 2: Following the report submitted by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on post-poll violence, Calcutta High Court orders police to register all cases of the victims of the violence.

BJP lawyer Priyanka Tibrewal said not just police, even the West Bengal government has been ordered to take care of the medical parts of the victims.

“Police have been refusing to file cases of the victims and in some cases the police had even misbehaved with the victims. The court today had asked the police to immediately file the cases and have asked the government to take care of the health issue of the victims which also includes covid vaccination. Ration cards of several victims have been taken away and the court has instructed the TMC government to provide those people rations,” said Tibrewal.

Meanwhile, the court also sent a show-cause notice to Kolkata police and District Magistrate of Jadavpur over the Jadavpur incident where NHRC officials were heckled by common people.

Incidentally, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier said that the NHRC team had heckled women of Jadavpur area in South Kolkata after which there was tension in that area.

Pushing the next hearing of this case on July 13, the Calcutta High Court had also ordered the second autopsy of BJP worker Abhijeet Sarkar at Command Hospital Kolkata.

Welcoming the verdict, Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari said that he is still worried about the inaction of the police in the post-poll violence.

Reacting to the development TMC MP Saugata Roy said that the post-poll violence happened in between May 2 -5 when the state was under control of Election Commission and also that after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had taken oath on May 5 the post-poll violence was curbed.

“Post-poll violence issue is BJPs ploy to malign TMC. After Mamata Banerjee became the chief minister for the third time no violence was seen in the state,” stated the TMC MP.

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