February 7, 2023

The inquiry has been ordered in accordance with the orders of the Calcutta High Court, officers stated.

New Delhi:

The National Human Rights Commission chairperson Justice (Retired) Arun Mishra has constituted a committee headed by former Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain to investigate into the complaints of post-poll violence in West Bengal.

The inquiry has been ordered in accordance with the orders of the High Court of Calcutta, NHRC officers stated.

The Committee below Jain would come with Atif Rasheed, Vice Chairperson, National Commission for Minorities, Rajuben L Desai, Member, National Commission for Women, Santosh Mehra, Director General (Investigation), NHRC, Pradip Kumar Panja, Registrar, West Bengal State Human Rights Commission, Raju Mukherjee, Member Secretary, West Bengal State Legal Services Authority and Manzil Saini, DIG (Investigation), NHRC.

As per the orders of the High Court, the NHRC Committee shall look at all instances of post-poll violence in West Bengal, complaints for which have already been obtained within the National Human Rights Commission or which can be obtained.

It shall additionally look at the complaints which have been obtained by the West Bengal State Legal Services Authority and in addition additional complaints which may be obtained by the Legal Services Authority.

Officials stated the instances shall be examined, together with by visiting the affected areas and shall submit a complete report back to the High Court of Calcutta in regards to the current state of affairs and in addition steps to be taken to make sure the arrogance of the those that they will peacefully stay of their homes and in addition stick with it their occupation or enterprise to earn their livelihood.

The Committee shall additionally level out the individuals, prima-facie, chargeable for crime and the officers who maintained calculated silence on the difficulty.

“The Committee is scheduled to start its inquiry process immediately”, they stated.

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