Chief Justice Of Calcutta HC Allows To File Case On Bengal Panchayat Election


Kolkata: Centering to the widespread violence and deaths during the West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday, chief-justice of High Court has given permission to file a petition on the basis of the prove of violence.

A lawyer showed videos to the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court and prayed for summoning the State Election Commissioner (SEC) and the state home secretary to ensure a peaceful election.

পঞ্চায়েত নিয়ে মামলার অনুমতি হাইকোর্টের প্রধান বিচারপতির

A division bench of Chief Justice J Bhattacharya and Justice Arijit Banerjee, before which the lawyer presented his mobile phone for the judges to view video clippings of the alleged violence, however, refused to summon the SEC or the home secretary.

The bench had, on Friday, said the SEC and state officials would be personally held liable and that they would have to pay compensation if the loss of life and property in today’s panchayat polls was higher than that in the 2013 election.