West Bengal post poll violence: CBI registers nine cases, say sources | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Central Bureaur of Invesitgation (CBI) on Thursday registered nine cases in connection with post-poll violence in West Bengal.
All the four special units of the investigating agency, tasked to probe the cases of violence, have moved their units from Kolkata to crime scenes across the state, government sources said.
More cases are under the process of registration with some of them being handed over by the state government.
The Calcutta high court had recently ordered a ‘court-monitored’ CBI probe into cases of murder, rape and attempted rape during the poll process in Bengal and set up a special investigation team under the supervision of a retired Supreme Court judge to probe other criminal cases.
Both the CBI and the special probe team — comprising senior IPS officers Suman Bala Sahoo, Soumen Mitra and Ranveer Kumar — will have to submit their reports in six weeks.
A five-judge bench, led by acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, also directed the NHRC, the state government and any other commission or committee that received complaints to hand over all records relating to murder and crime-against-women cases to the CBI. But all cases not related to poll violence would have to be handed back to the local police, the court said, adding that “any obstruction to investigation shall be taken seriously”.

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