Bengal post-poll violence: Mamata Banerjee’s election agent Sheikh Sufian summoned by CBI

In the recent development concerning the post-poll violence in West Bengal, TMC leader and election agent for assembly poll to Nandigram seat, Sheikh Sufian, has been summoned by the CBI for questioning.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on September 13 said it will on September 20 hear a plea of the West Bengal Government challenging the Calcutta High court order directing a CBI probe into violence in heinous cases of murder and rape following the assembly elections in the state.

Several Public interest litigations (PILs) were filed before the High Court calling for an investigation into the violence.

It is to be noted that a few days ago, the Calcutta High Court directed a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into all alleged cases of heinous crimes such as rape and murder in connection with alleged violence following the Assembly election in West Bengal. For other cases involving post-poll violence, the court constituted a special investigation team (SIT) of three senior IPS officers of the West Bengal cadre.

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