During the hearing of the state government’s application challenging the order of the Kolkata High Court for a CBI inquiry into the post-poll violence case in West Bengal, the Supreme Court said that the state government’s plea would make a prima facie case for issue of notice in the matter. Is. The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Center and other respondents asking them to file their replies.
Next hearing October 7
Earlier in the Supreme Court, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the West Bengal government, said that the CBI should be stopped from registering new cases during this period. Then the Supreme Court said that nothing is going to happen, we will hear soon and has fixed October 7 for the next hearing.
Supervision of Election Commission till May 5
Kapil Sibal has argued in the Supreme Court that from May 2 to May 5, the supervision of the Election Commission was in the state. At the same time, post-election violence has also been linked to further crime. An attempt has been made to link the general crime in the state with the post-poll violence. Sibal said that the fact finding committee of NHRC includes people associated with BJP. The Committee has not followed the procedure of Protection of Human Rights Act.
The state government was not given a chance to present its side: Sibal
In the Supreme Court, Sibal said that the Kolkata High Court has not followed the principle of natural justice in its order. The state government was not given sufficient opportunity to present its case. Only 7 days were given to respond to thousands of complaints. Investigation is not possible in 7 days. The material placed before the High Court was not considered by the State Government. Sibal said that the state cannot be sidelined without giving it ample opportunity in the federal structure.
The NHRC report was not even given to the state government. In this way, all the cases cannot be transferred to CBI at once. Case by case, if there is a failure of the police, then the case has been transferred by telling it. In the Supreme Court, Sibal said that it has been said that there is a failure of the state government, so it is a question of prestige of the state. We were not given a chance and there is an attempt to separate the state.