- CBI registers nine cases in connection with post-poll violence in West Bengal
- All four units of CBI are sending their teams from Kolkata to the respective crime sites.
- Calcutta High Court handed over the investigation of alleged rape and murder cases to the CBI after Bengal elections
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered nine cases in connection with the violence in West Bengal after the assembly elections. Sources said that all the four special units of the investigating agency, which is dealing with the investigation of violence cases, have sent their teams from Kolkata to crime spots in the state. Sources said that some more cases are in the process of being registered and some of them have been handed over by the state government.
In fact, a five-member bench of the Calcutta High Court had handed over the investigation of alleged rape and murder cases to the CBI after the assembly elections held in West Bengal earlier this year. Apart from this, the High Court had also ordered to constitute a SIT under the supervision of the court to investigate other matters related to it. The Calcutta High Court had ruled on several PILs seeking an impartial inquiry into the post-poll violence in West Bengal. The verdict on the matter was delivered by a five-member bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal.
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The bench had ordered the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman to constitute an inquiry committee to probe into the allegations of human rights violations during the post-poll violence. The panel, in its report, had blamed the Mamata Banerjee government and recommended that the probe into serious crimes like rape and murder be handed over to the CBI. He had said that the cases should be heard outside the state.