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Calcutta High Court orders fresh scan on rejected ISF poll papers

Justice Sinha orders poll panel not to declare 10 Trinamul candidates as 'elected without contest'

Our Correspondent Calcutta Published 27.06.23, 05:56 AM
Calcutta High Court.

Calcutta High Court. File photo

Justice Amrita Sinha of Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered the state poll panel to scrutinise and review rejected nomination papers of all 82 ISF candidates by June 28.

The poll panel held that ISF candidates submitted nomination papers after deadline, which is why 82 nomination papers were cancelled.

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Asking the panel to review its decision by June 28, Justice Sinha also ordered it not to declare 10 Trinamul candidates “elected without contest”.

Appearing for ISF candidates, advocate Firdous Shamim alleged that even after nomination papers were given by his clients based on an order passed by Justice Rajasekhar Mantha of the high court, the panel did not display their names on its website as valid candidates.

Following it, the poll panel informed the court that the nominations of 82 candidates were submitted after the expiry of the time limit and hence cancelled.

Order set aside

A high court division bench comprising Justices Arijit Banerjee and Apurba Kumar Sinha on Monday set aside the order passed by Justice Amrita Sinha asking the CBI to conduct a probe into the alleged tampering of the nomination papers of 27 CPM candidates by the Uluberia BDO office.

The bench held that former high court judge Justice Debi Prosad Dey would monitor the state police probe.

The CPM moved the court of Justice Sinha accusing the Uluberia BDO office of tampering with the nomination papers of its candidates, which were later cancelled by the poll panel.

Nawsad plea

In a petition before Justice Rajasekhar Mantha of the high court on Monday, ISF MLA Nawsad Siddique alleged that the Centre gave Y category security to BJP MLAs and BJP councillor Sajal Ghosh, while he got only two armed central force personnel. Siddique pleaded for an order to the Centre to arrange more security personnel for him.

Sinha case

Advocate Nabendu Banerjee on Monday moved high court with a petition challenging the legality of appointing Rajiva Sinha as the state election commissioner. The case is likely to be heard by Friday.

Cong in HC

At least 17 Congress candidates in the rural poll fray moved HC on Monday, seeking an order asking the SEC to provide them with full security as they were being subject to threats by “Trinamul goons”. The plea is likely to be heard in a few days.

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