Calcutta HC orders transfer of probe into Birbhum explosions to NIA

Calcutta High Court has ordered transfer of investigation into explosions in Birbhum district to the NIA from the state CID holding that the central agency has precedence in the investigation of scheduled offence. Vacating an earlier stay by a single bench of the HC in the NIA probe, a division bench comprising Justices Joymalya Bagchi … Read more

Ensure CCTV surveillance in every booth for KMC elections: Calcutta HC tells poll panel

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the West Bengal State Election Commission that CCTV surveillance be maintained in every booth for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls to be held on December 19. The court also said electronic surveillance should be ensured in strong rooms where EVMs will be stored following the elections. A … Read more

West Bengal post-poll violence: CBI registers nine cases

The CBI has registered nine cases related to post-poll violence in West Bengal, sources said on Thursday. 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, they said. More cases are under the process of registration … Read more