WB post-poll violence: Petitioner files caveat in SC over Calcutta HC order for CBI probe

Kolkata: The case of violence that erupted after the Assembly elections in West Bengal has now reached the Supreme Court. The Calcutta High Court had recently ordered an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the matter. Advocate Anindya Sundar Das who filed a petition in Calcutta HC has now approached the country's Supreme Court over the issue.

Anindya Sundar has filed a caveat in the apex court over the Calcutta High Court order. Sundar has demanded the apex court not to pass an order without hearing his side if the Mamata government in West Bengal moved the Supreme Court against the Calcutta High Court verdict. The Calcutta HC had earlier in the day ordered the CBI to hand over investigations into serious cases such as rape and murder during post-election violence in Bengal.

A five-judge bench had also been directed to set up a special investigation team under the supervision of the court to probe other cases of violence after the elections. The Calcutta HC in its order had also asked Mamata Banerjee's government to cooperate with the CBI. The Calcutta HC had said that the investigation would be conducted in a transparent manner and all state government agencies would assist the investigating agencies.

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