New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has registered a case against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kolkata Police Commissioner. NHRC took this action of Indian Youth Congress national secretary Amrish Ranjan Pandey and Indian Youth Congress of legal cell national coordinator Ambuj Dixit Based on the complaint lodged by
According to the information, this complaint is related to assistance to goons to commit violence during Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections. The complaint has been registered as Case No. 117/25/5/2022.
Significantly, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections were held on December 19 last, in which the ruling party i.e. TMC was accused of instigating violence on a large scale against the opposition parties. The Congress party alleges that many of its candidates were beaten up by TMC-backed goons.
The Congress party has also accused the TMC that its supporters had stripped the Congress candidate of Ward 16 in front of everyone. Similarly, Congress candidates and leaders were brutally beaten up in the presence of several police officers in Ward 45. Congress says that since the police department and the state administration did nothing in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections and helped the goons in some places, so there Human rights violations took place on a large scale.
Explain that now as per the procedure, NHRC will issue notice to the accused parties and will investigate and take further action as per the procedure of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.
first published:Jan. 15, 2022, 8:27 p.m.