West Bengal clashes: BJP's Gaurav Bhatia moves SC against poll-related violence, seeks CBI probe

Bhatia, also a senior advocate, has urged the court to seek a detailed report from the state government regarding FIRs registered, arrests made and steps taken against the perpetrators

Press Trust of India May 04, 2021 19:15:29 IST
West Bengal clashes: BJP's Gaurav Bhatia moves SC against poll-related violence, seeks CBI probe

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BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking CBI investigation into "rampant violence" including murder and rapes allegedly by Trinamool Congress party workers across West Bengal "before, during and after the assembly elections".

Bhatia, a senior advocate, in his intervention application filed in his pending 2018 PIL has sought a direction to the state government to file a detailed status report about the FIRs registered, arrests made and steps taken against perpetrators of violence.

Bhatia, also a senior advocate, has sought direction to the state government to file a detailed status report about the FIRs registered, arrests made and steps taken against perpetrators of violence

"The instant application is being preferred...to bring to the notice of this court, the brutal murders and commission of serious crimes like rape and molestation, blatant violence and the complete breakdown of law and order machinery in West Bengal before, during and after the recently concluded assembly elections in the state," Bhatia said in his plea.

Trinamool Congress Party has swept West Bengal assembly polls by winning over 200 seats in a 294 seats house.

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