SC adjourns plea for SIT probe on killing of 2BJP workers to June 18: WEST Bengal post poll violence

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned to June 18th, the plea filed seeking CBI/SIT probe into the killings of two BJP activists allegedly at the instance of Trinamool Congress leaders during the post-poll violence.

A division bench decided to hear the matter on June 18th.The Court was hearing a writ petition filed by Biswajit Sarkar, brother of deceased BJP member Avijit Sarkar who was allegedly killed by TMC members during the post-poll violence in West Bengal.

A vacation bench of Justices Vineet Saran and BR Gavai had on May 25th directed the West Bengal Government to file a counter-affidavit in the case, after being informed by the State’s Counsel that FIRs have been registered by the state police in respect of both the killings, and three persons have been arrested each in both the cases based on the allegations of the complainants.

The Bench had issued notice in the case on May 25th and also impleaded
National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Women, National Commission for SC/ST and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights as additional respondents in the plea.

The plea by Biswajit Sarkar sought the constitution of a Special Investigation Team(SIT) to investigate under the monitoring of the court The widow of Haran Adhikari is the second petitioner in the case.

The plea further sought directions for an investigation into the acts of widespread violence which took place in West Bengal.

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