Court was primarily hearing joint plea by households of two BJP activists, who had been killed, allegedly in violence after Assembly polls
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to a request by the Union authorities to adjourn the hearing on the petitions looking for a CBI or a SIT (particular investigation crew) investigation into incidents of post poll violence in West Bengal.
Appearing earlier than a Vacation Bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and M.R. Shah, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta requested the court docket to schedule the hearing on June 18.
The court docket was primarily hearing a joint petition filed by the members of the family of BJP activists Abhijit Sarkar and Haran Adhikari, who had been killed, allegedly within the violence following the Assembly polls in May.
The households have alleged “total inaction” and even “subversion” of the investigation by the State administration and police.
The State authorities has replied that FIRs had been registered and several other arrests made in reference to the murders.
In an affidavit filed on Monday on allegations of State complicity within the post poll violence, the Mamata Banerjee authorities maintained that these were “concocted stories” spread on social media by miscreants.
It mentioned, “It is untenable to categorise each and every act of violence following the declaration of elections results as ‘post-poll violence’ while adopting a premise that such violence is ongoing in West Bengal to which the State machinery is turning a blind eye”. False allegations of State complicity was drawn on the idea of rumour stories disseminated on social media by miscreants. The apex court docket was misled in regards to the regulation and order state of affairs. The petitions “reek of political motivation”, it mentioned.
The petitions had highlighted want for offering quick reduction to the internally displaced individuals affected by the violence.
The State mentioned, “No person can be forced to stay away from his/her house, as it is their inherent right to live in their houses peacefully”. The petitions within the Supreme Court conveyed a “misleading narrative” whereas a five-judge Bench of the Calcutta High Court was already hearing a gamut of points arising from the “alleged post-poll violence”. The High Court had been passing efficient orders within the case, it famous.
“Our High Courts are High Courts. Each High Court has its own traditions. They have judges of eminence who have initiative, skills and enthusiasm…” it quoted from a Supreme Court judgment within the P.N. Kumar case of 1987. Three detailed counter-affidavits had been filed within the High Courts on the FIRs registered and arrests made.
Panel to monitor state of affairs
The State mentioned a three-member committee of officers nominated by the National Human Rights Commission, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission and the Member Secretary of the West Bengal State Legal Service Authority had been fashioned to monitor the state of affairs on the bottom.
Allegations of police inaction had been “frivolous”. In truth, violence had “drastically reduced” with the brand new authorities in place following the lifting of the Model Code of Conduct. The state of affairs was “normal” at current, it claimed. On May 5, the Chief Minister issued strict directions to stop post poll clashes and violence and take strict motion in opposition to the troublemakers. A centralised on-line mechanism was in place for taking complaints, it said.