Kolkata: West Bengal police Advocate General Kishore Dutta on Thursday has produced ‘no permission’ report to Calcutta High Court on BJp’s Rath-Yatra. All the reports have been submitted in a sealed envelop.
It has also been informed that, not only in Kolkata, AG said that if district administration given permission, still BJP might have to face problem. Cooch Behar police super has also submitted report at the High Court.BJP will give their statement at around 12-12:30 PM on this day.
The next hearing will take place in two in the afternoon. AG has informed that, State government can not allow BJP’s Rath-Yatra as they did not provide adequate and proves of authenticity.
Kishore Dutta told the court that the Coochbehar superintendent of police refused permission for the BJP president’s rath yatra from Friday.
The state submitted that it might cause communal tension. Asked by the judge who will take responsibility if anything untoward happens, BJP counsel Anindya Mitra submitted it is the duty of the state government to maintain law and order.
The advocate general opposed the BJP filing a supplementary affidavit opposing the refusal of permission, saying it can either come with a fresh petition or an amendment to his petition.
Previously, Advocate General Kishore Dutta told the court that the DG-IGP or the home secretary was not the competent authority to grant permission for the rallies, which, as a political party, the petitioner (BJP) should have known.
Following this, the BJP counsel said they had also applied to the SPs of the districts through which the three “rath yatra” were scheduled to pass.
The judge suggested that the state authorities and the petitioner should sit together and sort out the issue before returning to court.
Dutta then told the court that the three rallies entailed huge security arrangements and he would require instructions from the state government if it could be done at such a short notice.