West Bengal: Calcutta high court orders filing affidavits in Visva Bharati vandalism case
The Calcutta high court on Tuesday (September 8) directed Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan-Santiniketan Development Authority and the state authority to file affidavits by September 16 and slated the next date of hearing for September 18. Calcutta high court lawyer Ramaprasad Sarkar filed public interest litigation demanding a CBI probe.
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has summoned an affidavit from the state government in the Visva-Bharati case. A division bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Justice Shampa Sarkar on Tuesday (September 8) directed Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan-Santiniketan Development Authority to file affidavits by September 16 and slated the next date of hearing for September 18.
Chaos took place at the Visva Bharati campus on August 16 when a large number of people ransacked the university's properties protesting the construction of a boundary wall. Calcutta High Court lawyer Ramaprasad Sarkar filed public interest litigation demanding a CBI probe. He also requested the formation of a special inquiry committee under the supervision of the High Court to investigate the incident.
The case was heard in a division bench of the Chief Justice on Tuesday (September 8). The division bench sought affidavits from the government side, Visva-Bharati authorities and Sriniketan Santiniketan Development Board.
The BJP has already spoken out about the Visva-Bharati incident. Apart from Birbhum, the BJP's youth front has taken to the streets of Kolkata to protest. The BJP suspects the Trinamool party for the vandalism case in Visva Bharati. Many have even raised the issue of CBI investigation to know the truth of the incident.