Big blow to Mamata Banerjee from Calcutta High Court

 The Calcutta High Court has ordered a CBI inquiry into the violence after the West Bengal Legislative Assembly election.


Kolkata: In the case of violence after the West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received a major setback from the Calcutta High Court. The High Court ordered a CBI inquiry into the murder, rape cases during the post-poll violence.

SIT constituted for other offenses

A five-member bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal of the Calcutta High Court, while pronouncing the case, constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate other offences. The inquiry committee will submit its report to the High Court. It will be supervised by a retired judge of the Supreme Court.

 

Shock to the image of Mamta

An elderly woman and a minor girl have filed a petition in the Supreme Court alleging gang rape by members of West Bengal's ruling party TMC. She said in her petition that she was gang-raped by Trinamool Congress workers for supporting the BJP in the assembly elections held in West Bengal and the police was not taking appropriate action.

 

 

However, the TMC called these incidents fabricated. But the way in which other women made such serious allegations after the victory of a woman chief minister, the West Bengal government was tainted with it. If these allegations are found to be true, then the Mamata Banerjee government may be in trouble. This may also give a blow to the axis of the opposition and his endeavor to become a universal leader. The question may arise among the opposition that women cannot be protected under the rule of a woman chief minister, so how can she be considered a universal leader of the opposition?

 

BJP got a moral victory

This order of the court is a matter of relief for the West Bengal BJP unit. The BJP unit had directly blamed the ruling party for the violence. The BJP leaders were shouting that the ruling party, through its workers, carried out this sponsored violence of revenge against the citizens because they supported the BJP. Following the incidents of violence, BJP President JP Nadda visited West Bengal for two days, where he met the families of affected party workers in Pratapnagar, Beliaghata, North 24 Parganas and Gopalpur.

 

If the allegations of the alleged victims are found to be true in the CBI investigation, then the BJP would like to take advantage of it first in Tripura. It can make a big issue against Mamta Banerjee among women. BJP can project Mamata Banerjee as a ruler under whose rule women are not safe. Tripura is the only state where assembly is to be held in 2023 and here Trinamool Congress is trying to strengthen its legs. Right now there is a BJP government here.

 

What happened after the election results?

After the declaration of the assembly results on May 2, there were several incidents of post-poll violence in several cities of West Bengal. At least 16 people lost their lives in this. Several women activists backed by the BJP had alleged that they were assaulted and raped. There were also allegations that the property of BJP-backed workers was looted and their houses were burnt.

 

Human Rights Commission had considered Mamta guilty

Following the order of the High Court on this matter, the Human Rights Commission constituted a committee to investigate. In its report, the inquiry committee had held the Mamata Banerjee government guilty. The commission had said in its report that cases like rape and murder should be investigated by the CBI and the trial of these cases should be done outside Bengal. On the other hand, investigation of other cases should be done by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).

 

The commission had alleged that the TMC high command, which won with a massive mandate, turned a blind eye when its supporters clashed with BJP workers and allegedly instigated violence. In its report submitted on July 2, the Human Rights Commission had said that the situation in the state is such that instead of 'rule of law', 'rule of law' prevails. Nearly one lakh people fled the state after the violence after the assembly elections. The Supreme Court had also issued notices to the state and central government in this matter.