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The Supreme Court of India has adjourned a plea for two weeks, seeking for court-monitored probe into the matter of West Bengal Post-Poll Violence.

The division bench comprising of Justice Vineet Saran and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari has directed Central Agency and Standing Counsel for representing the Union of India and the State of West Bengal in the case.

The Bench recorded, “Office Report states that the Union of India and the State of West Bengal have been served but are not represented through any Counsel. Petitioner is permitted to serve Central Agency & Standing Counsel for West Bengal.”

The Central Government, the State of West Bengal and the Election Commission, being three respondents in the matter were served with a notice by the Supreme Court on July 1.

In the recent proceeding, Advocate Amit Sharma appearing for the Election Commission submitted that the service on all the respondents has been completed but no counters have been filed yet.

The plea submitted before the Supreme Court states, “Thousands of residents of West Bengal are being terrorised, penalised and tortured by workers of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for supporting the opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party during the General Elections of the State Assembly held in April 2021.”

Other than the petition in the Supreme Court, the Calcutta High Court is also considering cases related to post-poll violence. Also, a fact-finding report has been submitted in the High Court by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

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