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Calcutta High Court has ordered DNA test of the body of BJP worker Abhijit Sarkar. Abhijit Sarkar of Beliagatha was assassinated in the violence that followed the assembly elections in Bengal. It was alleged that Abhijeet was murdered by Trinamool supporters. After this his family appealed to the High Court.
The argument of the family of the BJP worker in the High Court
Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani, appearing for Abhijeet’s brother Biswajit Sarkar, submitted that Abhijeet’s body was mutilated and it became very difficult to identify him. The brother is unable to recognize his brother’s body and wants a DNA test to be done. He wants to know whether the body belongs to his brother or not.
Court order – report to be given in a week
The Calcutta High Court ordered that Abhijeet’s samples be collected from the Command Hospital and sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Kolkata. Here his DNA test should be done and this report should be sent to the court within a week. Abhijeet’s family has also filed an appeal in the Supreme Court. On this, the Supreme Court had issued notices to the Centre, the Trinamool government and the Election Commission.
Court dispute over DNA test
Police investigation and fear in court also mentioned
High Court had reprimanded
Earlier on July 2, the Calcutta High Court had held that violence took place in Bengal after the assembly elections. The court had held the Mamta government wrong and said that when people were being killed and minors were being raped, the government was denying it and it was wrong. The Bengal government has failed to create an atmosphere of trust among those who have suffered the brunt of the violence.