West Bengal Panchayat polls: Supreme Court refuses to halt deployment of central forces; says elections not license for violence

A vacation bench of Justices BV Nagarathna and Manoj Misra at the outset observed that the High Court's order was meant to ensure free and fair elections in the State.
Supreme Court, West Bengal
Supreme Court, West Bengal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with an order of the Calcutta High Court directing deployment of central forces for the upcoming panchayat polls in West Bengal [State of West Bengal and ors vs Suvendu Adhikari and ors].

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