The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL for a probe into the “killings” of BJP leaders in West Bengal and ensure free and fair elections under the watch of the top court. It, however, asked the petitioner to avail of other appropriate remedies.
A three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Hemant Gupta and R. Subhash Reddy said the plea cannot be entertained under Article 32. The Apex Court was hearing the petition filed by Advocate Puneet Kumar Dhanda, who had alleged that the law and order situation in West Bengal has collapsed beyond repair and there have been continuous violations of fundamental rights and human rights in the state with the active involvement of state police.
The petitioner had sought a probe into the recent killings of BJP leaders in the state. The petitioner had submitted,
“It is a serious issue in a democracy, wherein a particular community i.e. Hindus are not allowed to vote and the votes are cast on their behalf by bogus voters. The problem of bogus voting needs to be solved in the state of West Bengal as soon as possible by the Election Commission of India.”