Supreme Court notice to Centre on Bengal plea over High Court order for CBI probe


The Supreme Court has admitted the West Bengal government's petition challenging a Calcutta high court order directing a CBI probe into cases of post-poll violence in the state, and sought a response from the Centre. However, it did not bar the central agency from filing fresh cases. 

A bench of justices Vineet Saran and Aniruddha Bose said the state government’s case for an appeal against the high court’s August 19 order was made out. But when senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the West Bengal government, asked the court to consider issuing an order that “further investigation by CBI shall be subject to the outcome of the appeals”, the court refused to do so and instead posted the matter for hearing on October 7.

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