Calcutta High Court’s Stinging Rebuke: Bengal Govt Criticised Over Sandeshkhali Handling

Calcutta High Court’s Stinging Rebuke-During a hearing on petitions that requested investigations into charges of extortion. Land encroachment, and sexual assault that emerged from Sandeshkhali prior to the Lok Sabha election. The Calcutta High Court issued a rebuke that was stern and resolute to the government .

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Wednesday was the day when the Calcutta High Court issued a harsh ruling against the government of West Bengal in connection to the Sandeshkhali issue. The court referred to the situation as a subject of great embarrassment to Calcutta High Court’s Stinging Rebuke. Following the hearing of the case, the court stressed that the responsibility of safeguarding the safety of each and every citizen lies solely on the shoulders of the state government. In addition, it was said that the district administration as well as the government of West Bengal have to take moral responsibility for the events that took place in Sandeshkhali.

Do you know what the judge said? 

Calcutta High Court’s Stinging Rebuke-Furthermore, the court stated that even if the claims are only true to a lesser extent than one percent, it is a disgraceful reflection on the entire government as well as the party that is currently in power, and they are required to assume complete moral responsibilities. It is utterly disgraceful, even if only one percent of what is said is accurate. According to West Bengal, it is extremely safe for women. According to a bench that was led by Chief Justice TS Sivagnanam, regardless of whether or not a single affidavit is found to be accurate, the entire district administration and the party in power bear one hundred percent of the moral culpability. 

The attorney who was representing Shahjahan Sheikh, who was taken into custody on February 29 after avoiding authorities for nearly two months, was also subjected to scathing criticism by the court. Because of the delay in the arrest, the government of West Bengal was subjected to criticism, which ultimately resulted in the High Court issuing a direct order to the state.

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A further extension of Shahjahan Sheikh’s ED custody

Earlier on April 1, a sessions court in Kolkata extended the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for Shahjahan Sheikh. A leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) who had been suspended in connection with the Sandeshkhali case, till April 13. A total of two Enforcement Case Information Reports (ECIR) were filed against him by the Enforcement Department. The information that was used in one of the ECIRs was obtained from a letter. That was written by Jyotiprioryo Mallik, who had previously served as the food minister for Bengal. The letter contains information about corruption in the Public Distribution System (PDS). Regarding illegal deals in export-import transactions, the other one was submitted as a complaint. Allegations of land acquisition through coercion are included in this ECIR. 

Sheikh and his associates have been accused of committing major excesses and atrocities. The women of Sandeshkhali, which is located in the North 24 Parganas area. This is something that should be stated here. A number of women on the island have leveled allegations of “land-grab and sexual assault”.

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