CBI Constitutes Special Investigation Units to Investigate Post Poll Violence Cases

  • Lawbeat News Network
  • 10:32 AM, 20 Aug 2021

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In light of the Judgment passed by Calcutta High Court in the Post Poll violence cases in which it had referred all cases of crimes against women & murder to the Central Bureau of Investigation, four Special Investigation Units (SIU) have been formed (ANI reported) by the premier agency.

The Four SIUs consist of over two dozen officers and Unit is headed by a Joint Director (JD) level officers.

“Cases where as per report of the committee, the allegations are of murder of a person and crime against women, shall be referred to CBI for investigation. The Committee, NHRC and any other commission of authority shall immediately hand over entire record of cases to CBI for investigation. It is made clear that it shall be a court monitored investigation and any obstruction shall be viewed seriously,” the Court had said.

For all other cases, a Special Investigation Team will constituted, comprising West Bengal IPS officers, the court had ordered.
which was to be headed by Suman Bala Sahu and to consist of Suman Mitra and Ranvir Kumar.

A 5-Judge Bench comprising Chief Justice (Acting) Justice Rajesh Bindal, Justice I. P. Mukerji, Justice Harish Tandon, Justice Soumen Sen, and Justice Subrata Talukdar had pronounced the judgment. 

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