Calcutta HC adjourned by a day the hearing of PIL seeking withdrawal of Wednesday's BJP bandh
The Calcutta High Court Tuesday adjourned by a day the hearing of a PIL seeking direction to the BJP to withdraw its West Bengal bandh call on Wednesday to protest the killing of two students in North Dinajpur district.
A division bench presided over by Acting Chief Justice Debasish Kar Gupta adjourned the hearing as lawyers from the other side were not present in the court owing to the death of a senior lawyer.
Trinamool Congress MP Idris Ali, a practicing lawyer, pleaded for a direction on his prayers in connection with the BJP-called bandh on Wednesday from 6 am.
The saffron party has called a 12-hour Bengal bandh to protest the death of two students in high school premises during a demonstration over the appointment of teachers in Islampur area in North Dinajpur district.
The students and the locals had stopped two newly-recruited teachers, one for Urdu and another for Sanskrit, from entering the school on September 20 resulting
in a clash.
The BJP alleged that ITI student Rajesh Sarkar and third-year college student Tapas Barman were killed in police firing, but the police denied the claim.
District Superintendent of Police Sumit Kumar has maintained that police did not resort to firing during the incident.