NHRC calls for CBI probe into Bengal poll violence

Bengal poll violence

Bengal poll violence

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), set up to investigate complaints of violent violence in West Bengal, recommends referral of heinous crimes to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).In a report filed with the Calcutta Supreme Court on Monday, the Commission received 1,799 complaints involving more than 15,000 victims during its investigation, including visits from June 24 to July 10.

"A large number of cases related to murders, rapes, molestation and vandalism were received from local sources in West Bengal while the teams were camping there,"the report said.The Calcutta Supreme Court, chaired by Rajiv Jain, a member of Korea's National Human Rights Commission, ruled that the state was indifferent to victims. Referring to the BJP, he found "retaliatory violence" by supporters of Trinamool's parliament against supporters of the "largest opposition."

"There is a need to provide justice to victims and restore their confidence in the criminal justice system, which can be best rendered by a neutral agency. Hence, it is recommended that all heinous cases, including murder, unnatural deaths, rape and grievous hurt, and complaints carrying these allegations, should be transferred to the CBI for investigation," the report mentioned, adding that the trial of the CBI cases should be conducted outside West Bengal.According to the report, there were 29 cases of murder and 12 cases of rape / sexual assault / attempted assault. The commission concluded that the police and police officers were missing.

“It is clear that the police are influenced and prejudiced and do not have the courage to act against the madmen who appear in government offices,” the report said.The commission found that only 14% of the 9,304 defendants in the case were arrested. The committee added that victims were reluctant to report 311 visits to the state, and some reported meeting and threatening the National Human Rights Commission.

The Commission recommended the creation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of the courts to register and investigate cases. He also said the state should formalize a witness protection program.

"If the above mentioned worrisome trend is not arrested, where the entire might of the governmental machinery has been used [through innumerable acts of omission and commission] for furthering the political objectives of the party in power, the disease may spread to other States also. This may well be the death knell for democracy in this great nation,” the report mentioned.

The seven-member committee, including Atif Rashid, deputy chairman of the Commission on National Minorities, and Rajulben L. Desai, member of the National Commission on Women, met on 18 June. It was formed in accordance with the resolution of the Supreme Council of Calcutta on the examination of complaints. Court. About violence, according to a nationwide poll.

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