The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Central Government, West Bengal Government and the Election Commission on a petition seeking a probe by the SIT into the post-poll violence in West Bengal.
In fact, Ranjana Agnihotri and another have filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored investigation into the political violence that started on May 2 after the assembly elections in West Bengal. In the petition, a demand has also been made to issue an order to give compensation to all the victims.
It has been said in the petition that the central and state government should be ordered to rehabilitate those people who have left their homes and have been displaced in Assam or other states.
The petition has also sought directions to the central government to take steps like imposition of President’s rule in the state. Apart from this, the petition has demanded that the central government should be ordered to deploy paramilitary forces in the state.
A few days ago, Supreme Court judge Justice Indira Banerjee recused herself from hearing the post-poll violence case in Bengal. Justice Indira Banerjee recused herself from the case and said, “I do not wish to hear the matter.” Justice Banerjee is from Kolkata.
Let us tell you that after the elections, there was large-scale political violence in West Bengal. It has been said in the media report that till 12 noon on June 10, 3243 people have been affected in these incidents.
The state’s main opposition BJP has been blaming the ruling Trinamool Congress for the violence, while the TMC has denied it. There has been a tussle between the Governor and the CM of the state on this issue many times.