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NHRC Constitutes Seven Member Team to Investigate Post-Poll Violence in West Bengal

WebdeskJun 22, 2021, 04:03 PM IST

NHRC Constitutes Seven Member Team to Investigate Post-Poll Violence in West Bengal

The Calcutta High Court had ordered the NHRC to investigate the complaints of post-poll violence in the state. The West Bengal government requested the High Court to recall its order, but the court declined.

 

The National Human Rights Commission formed a seven-member committee on June 21 to investigate the complaints of post-poll violence in the state.

 

The committee will be headed by former Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain who joined NHRC as a member on June 2.

 

The other members of the committee are Atif Rasheed, Vice Chairperson, National Commission for Minorities, (Dr.) Rajulben L. Desai, Member, National Commission for Women, Santosh Mehra, Director General (Investigation), NHRC, Pradip Kumar Panja, Registrar, West Bengal State Human Rights Commission, Shri Raju Mukherjee, Member Secretary, West Bengal State Legal Services Authority, Manzil Saini, DIG (Investigation), NHRC.

 

The Calcutta High Court had asked the NHRC on June 18 to form a committee to investigate the complaints of post-poll violence in West Bengal. The Mamata Banerjee government filed a review petition in the Calcutta High Court requesting the court to recall its order.

 

Hearing the review petition, the Calcutta High Court declined to entertain the request on June 21.

 

On June 21 evening, the NHRC formed the committee. The Court has asked the NHRC to file a report by June 30.

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