Calcutta HC seeks report from West Bengal govt over post poll violence
Calcutta High Court has asked West Bengal government to file an affidavit within three days apprising it of the present law and order situation following the post-poll violence. A five-judge bench of the High Court directed the state government to specify in the affidavit the names of areas where violence has broken out. It also asked the state government to list the steps taken to prevent or control the violence.
The apex court was hearing a PIL that claimed the life and liberty of people are in danger in West Bengal due to unchecked post-poll violence. The PIL was filed by Anindya Sundar Das who is also a lawyer. He has claimed in his plea that the lives of people were in danger owing to the alleged inaction of the state police force. The High Court will take up the matter again on May 10. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said that 16 people have lost their lives in post-poll violence so far.