A petition was filed on Tuesday to deploy central protection forces, including the armed forces, to restore law and order in West Bengal after the poll.
The petition filed by the Indian Collective Trust, represented by attorney Suvidutt MS and drafted by attorney J. Sai Deepak, said it was time to review the president’s rule on the grounds that the “constitutional mechanism” was broken down.
A similar petition has been filed by senior lawyer and BJP chief Gaurav Bhatia for a CBI investigation into the violence.
The Trust also called for the creation of a special investigative team led by a retired honorable judge of the Supreme Court to “examine the involvement, if any, of politicians in the targeted pogrom in West Bengal”.
“To issue instructions for the immediate arrest and prosecution of all those involved and / or responsible for the commission of heinous offenses following the elections to the Assembly … To issue instructions for the establishment and / or the establishment of a special tribunal to try and dispose of matters relating to the prosecution of political disbelievers and / or anyone involved in the commission of heinous offenses, ”said the petition filed through Mr. Suvidutt.
“The election-related violence began after the announcement of the results on May 2. Members and supporters of opposing political parties were brutally murdered, their homes and personal property destroyed. There have been cases of heinous crimes, including bombing of localities, murders, violations of the modesty of women, violent looting, kidnappings, arson and destruction of public property, ”the petition states.
State administration and police authorities have failed and neglected to suppress unruly elements, thus leading to “institutionalized violence and the destruction of the democratic fabric of the state”.