Petition in Calcutta HC for NIA probe into violence
One-liner: Petitions were filed before the Calcutta HC on Monday, seeking an NIA probe into the violent protests in West Bengal over inflammatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad.
The impact: One of the two petitioners prayed before a division bench for an investigation by the NIA, claiming that the violence was affecting national integrity.
- The other petitioner prayed for the deployment of the Army in view of the violence
Opposed: Appearing for the state, the Advocate General opposed the prayers and claimed that apart from one incident of damage to a passenger train in Nadia district, no violence has been reported in the last 36 hours.
214 arrested: He also said before the bench that 214 people have been arrested.
Adjourned: Observing that damage to public property must not take place, the court adjourned the matter for further hearing in the afternoon.