Calcutta High Court Gives West Bengal Government Last Opportunity To File Affidavit On NHRC Post-poll Violence Report

Calcutta High Court Gives West Bengal Government Last Opportunity To File Affidavit On NHRC Post-poll Violence Report

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The court also refused a prayer of the state for supply of a copy of the Annexure-I to the report. (File)

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday gave the West Bengal government a "last opportunity" to file an affidavit stating its position on the NHRC report on post-poll violence in the state by July 26.

A five-judge bench hearing a clutch of PILs alleging that people were subjected to assault, made to flee homes and property was destroyed as a result of post-poll violence in Bengal, directed that the matter will be taken up for hearing again on July 28.

The bench, taking note of a request by the counsel for the state to grant further time for filing response to the report given by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said that on the last date of hearing time was granted, but no affidavit was filed.

"Last opportunity is granted to file affidavit, if any, on or before July 26, 2021," the bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and justices I P Mukerji, Harish Tandon, Soumen Sen and Subrata Talukdar, said.

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