2093 women lawyers wrote to CJI NV Ramana to take cognizance of the alleged post poll violence in West Bengal. The women advocates have sought directions to constitute a Special Investigation Team to register FIR and inquire the matter properly.
The letter has claimed that the horrifying post poll violence continuing since May 2 in the state has not even spared women and children.
They have also sought that a nodal officer, not belonging to West Bengal Police, be appointed to register the complaints of the victims. The letter has also urged CJI Ramana to direct the Director General of Police, West Bengal, to set up an effective complaint mechanism at all levels on priority basis and to file a daily report before the apex court, regarding the complaints received by the Police Department from all channels.
The letter states,
“The incidents of violence have shackled the conscience of thousands of women lawyers across the length and breadth of ”Bharat”. It is stated with utmost grief that the perpetrators of violence have not even spared women and children.
The police was hand in gloves with the goons and the victims were not in a position to even register their complaints and that there is a complete breakdown of the constitutional machinery in the state.
Take cognizance of the matter and constitute a Special Investigation Team to register FIRs and investigate into the deaths and other vengeful attacks as being reported in news.
Direct court monitored investigation in a time bound manner, trial by specially constituted fast track court wherever charge sheet is filed by the SIT regarding cases emanating from the post poll violence in the State of West Bengal.
Issue Directions that all post poll violence victims/family members may be duly compensated for death /injuries, loss of property etc. by the State of West Bengal.”