A five-judge bench listening to a clutch of PILs alleging that individuals have been subjected to assault, made to flee houses and property was destroyed on account of post-poll violence in Bengal, requested the state authorities to file its affidavit by July 26.
The matter shall be taken up for listening to once more on July 28.
In an indictment of the Mamata Banerjee authorities, the NHRC inquiry committee report had stated the state of affairs within the state is a manifestation of “Law of Ruler” as an alternative of “Rule of Law”.
The seven-member committee, which submitted its report earlier than the excessive courtroom on July 13, really helpful that investigation in grievous offences like homicide and rape be handed over to the CBI, and these instances must be tried outdoors the state.
Appearing for one of many respondents, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed there have been irregularities within the NHRC report and that it contained allegations of crime that preceded the date of declaration of West Bengal meeting election outcomes on May 2.
He additionally alleged that the report smacked of political consideration.
Representing one of many petitioners, senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani submitted that the NHRC report mirrored the true regulation and order state of affairs in West Bengal.
He urged the bench, presided by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, to hand over investigation into heinous crimes like homicide and rape to an impartial investigating company for an neutral probe.
The National Human Rights Commission, in its report, had additionally talked about “retributive violence” by supporters of the ruling occasion towards these of the principle opposition occasion.
Criticising the NHRC observations, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had accused the BJP-led authorities on the Centre of “utilizing neutral businesses to settle political scores” and “malign” the state.