West Bengal post-poll violence: Calcutta HC orders CBI probe into murder, rape cases
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West Bengal post-poll violence: Calcutta HC orders CBI probe into murder, rape cases

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August 19, 2021

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday called for a court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the cases of murder and rape that allegedly took place during post-poll violence in West Bengal. The other cases will be investigated by a Special Investigation Team (SIT), the court ordered.


New Delhi, 19 August 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, “All cases as per report of NHRC committee where allegations are about murder of person or crime against women regarding rape or attempt to rape shall be referred to CBI for investigation,” the Court said, according to Bar and Bench. The court ordered the state to hand over all records of cases to the CBI so that it can carry out the investigation. “It shall be a court-monitored investigation and any obstruction in the course of investigation by anyone shall be viewed seriously,” the court added. The SIT, set up for the court-monitored probe, will comprise three IPS officers — Suman Bala Sahoo, Soumen Mitra and Ranvir Kumar, Bar and Bench reported. The team’s functioning will be overseen by a retired Supreme Court judge.

Source -indianexpress.com

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