West Bengal government challenged Calcutta High Court’s order of registering cases of all victims of post-poll violence

News Desk: The West Bengal government has challenged the Calcutta High Court order wherein it had asked the state police to register cases of all victims of post-poll violence.

Last week, a larger five judge bench headed by acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal asked the Trinamool Congress government in the state to ensure medical treatment and provide rations to all the victims, even if they do not possess ration cards.

The court order came after victims of post-poll violence alleged that their complaints were not being filed by the authorities concerned.

The directions were issued by the high court on the basis of the interim report submitted by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the post-poll violence in the state. The court also issued show cause notices to the district magistrate and superintendent of police of Jadavpur, asking them provide a reason why contempt proceedings should not be started against them.

The high court is likely to hear the case this week.