West Bengal Violence: HC order, Victims should get treatment immediate

Kolkata: Mamata government, which has been dismissing reports of violence during the elections in West Bengal, got a major setback from the Calcutta High Court on Friday.

Regarding the violence after Bengal assembly elections, Calcutta High Court issued an order that the state police should register complaints of all the victims of violence and ration should also be given to the victims.


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Apart from the police, the Calcutta High Court also issued instructions to the Mamta government. The High Court said that the state government should provide medical treatment to all the victims of West Bengal election violence and provide ration facility to all even if they do not have ration cards.

The Mamata government had said that there was no violence in the state during the elections. Apart from this, the High Court ordered that the second autopsy of BJP worker Abhijit Sarkar will be held at the Command Hospital in Kolkata.

The High Court has also issued show cause notices to Jadavpur District Magistrate, SP and senior police officers. In this notice, he was asked why contempt proceedings should not be taken against him for the violence in the state.

The High Court has also directed the Chief Secretary of Bengal to preserve the documents and papers related to the violence after the elections. With this, the High Court has extended the investigation being conducted by the National Human Rights Commission till July 13. The next hearing of the matter will now be held on July 13.