TMC alleges violation of court orders for free and fair Tripura municipal elections in Supreme Court

The Trinamool Congress on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored inquiry by a court-monitored committee into the alleged large-scale violence during the civic polls in Tripura. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna was told by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who had sought immediate listing of the two applications filed by the party, as part of the court’s Thursday order to provide unhindered access to the media for the election process. Despite that, there was nothing. What happened.

He said, “There was complete devastation. Even candidates were not allowed to vote. Violent incidents had taken place. Even media reports said that Supreme Court orders were violated. it was done.”

The bench said the court had on Thursday passed a specific and detailed order to deal with the issue.

Sibal said, I know but two battalions of CAPF were not provided. Two constables were also not provided to the contesting candidates. We have evidence from electronic media. Please list these applications immediately.

The bench said the court is sitting on Friday in a different combination of judges.

“Let’s see what can be done”, Justice Chandrachud said, adding that the judges are busy with official work on the occasion of Constitution Day.

Sibal said that despite tomorrow being Saturday, the court can hear the matter.

Justice Chandrachud said Saturday is an official program but he will talk to brother (Justice Bopanna) at lunch time and discuss what can be done.

Advocate on record Rajat Sehgal said the TMC has filed two applications seeking postponement of the counting of votes and a court-monitored probe into the violent incidents.

He said that in another application, the party has sought to implicate the State Election Commissioner in this case.

The top court on Thursday directed the Union Home Ministry to provide two additional companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) for security of polling stations during Tripura municipal elections. Supporters have reportedly not been allowed to cast their votes and there is a serious law and order violation.

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