On Tuesday, in the Supreme Court a petition has been filed alleging widespread
violence in the aftermath of assembly polls in West Bengal and sought imposition of
President's rule, deployment of central forces and a probe by a retired apex court
judge.Earlier, senior advocate and BJP’s national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia also
moved the top court seeking CBI probe into violent incidents in the state during and
after the poll process.At least six people were killed in post poll violence in different
parts of the state including one in Kolkata after Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool
Congress party stormed back to power in West Bengal this week.The BJP has alleged
that TMC-backed goons have killed a number of its workers, attacked its woman
members, vandalised houses, looted shops of the party members and ransacked party
offices. These charges have been denied by TMC.The petitioner has requested Article
356 to be implemented in West Bengal under Article 356 of the Constitution, if a state
government is unable to function according to Constitutional provisions, the Centre can
take direct control of the state machinery.The petitioner claimed that the members and
supporters of the opposing political parties have been brutally murdered, with their
houses and personal property being destroyed women who supported the opposition
party have witness instances of gang rape and physical assault ,people have also
reported heinous crimes including bombing of localities, murders,riotous looting,
kidnapping, arson and destruction of public property making the state of West Bengal
into a complete lawless zone argued the plea.
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