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Violence in KMC elections: High Court orders probe

Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Company Ward No. The Excessive Court docket has ordered an inquiry into the alleged election violence in 45. It has additionally been mentioned that an officer of the rank of Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police ought to get the matter investigated. Amitabh Chakraborty, election agent of Ward 45, had filed a petition within the Excessive Court docket concerning this. He had lodged a criticism in opposition to 13 Trinamool staff and two sub-inspectors, together with the Trinamool candidate of the mentioned ward, on the Hair Road police station. It’s alleged that the case was filed within the Excessive Court docket as there was no investigation within the matter. Amitabh Chakraborty’s advocate Ravi Shankar Chatterjee mentioned that Justice Rajasekhar Mantha first directed the Hair Road police station to submit an in depth report.

Nonetheless, regardless of this, if the investigation didn’t proceed, an attraction was made within the court docket to start out the investigation quickly. In such a scenario, now Justice Shampa Sarkar has dominated that the matter must be investigated by a Joint Commissioner rank officer in order that honest elections may be ensured additional. Advocate Ravi Shankar Chattopadhyay mentioned that it’s hoped that the investigation will now be honest and the responsible will probably be punished. On the identical time, petitioner Amitabh Chakraborty mentioned that after this path of the court docket, frequent individuals will have the ability to go to vote with out worry and with the assistance of police, electoral violence will now cease. Ward 45 Congress councilor Santosh Pathak additionally welcomed the choice and expressed his gratitude to his election agent, advocate, staff and supporters.

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