West Bengal Panchayat Polls: Calcutta High Court orders CBI probe into alleged tampering of documents by Returning Officer

Justice Amrita Sinha passed the order after rejecting the submissions of the State Election Commission and the State that the inquiry ought to be conducted by the State authorities.
Justice Amrita Sinha and Calcutta High Court
Justice Amrita Sinha and Calcutta High Court

In yet another case concerning the upcoming West Bengal Panchayat Elections, Calcutta High Court on Wednesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into allegations that nomination papers filed by candidates of various opposition parties had been tampered with by the Returning Officer [Kashmira Begam Khan v. Secy, West Bengal Election Commission].

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