Supreme Court Rejects West Bengal’s Request Against High Court Order On Stampede
The West Bengal government asked the Supreme Court to consider filing a FIR against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and others in connection with a stampede that occurred during a blanket distribution programme in the Paschim Bardhaman district. However, the Supreme Court declined to do so today.
Senior attorney AM Singhvi, representing the state government, informed the bench made up of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha that he was requesting modification of a high court ruling providing a “blanket” stay on the filing of a FIR in the case.
Mr. Singhvi claimed that because the high court judge who made the ruling was unable to do so, an appeal for the order’s modification has been filed with the highest court.
The bench instructed the state administration to address the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court with their amendment request since it would not consider the argument “at this stage.” Because of this, the state administration withdrew its appeal.
According to the police, a stampede at a blanket distribution programme in the Paschim Bardhaman area on Wednesday resulted in three fatalities and five critical injuries.
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