Five Judges bench of Calcutta High Court ordered for CBI and SIT for investigating post poll violence in West Bengal – Read Order

All the cases where, as per the report of the Committee, the allegations are about murder of a person and crime against women regarding rape/attempt to rape, shall be referred to CBI for investigation. The Committee, NHRC, any other Commission or Authority and the State shall immediately hand over entire record of the cases entrusted to the CBI for investigation. It is made clear that it shall be the Court monitored investigation. Any obstruction in the course of investigation by anyone shall be viewed seriously. 

Medico-legal aspects of Poisoning

Sections 284, 299, 300, 304A, 324, 326 and 328 of IPC deal with offences relating to handling and administration of Poisonous substances. As per Indian law, administration of any substance with the intention of causing hurt or death is punishable.

Medico-legal aspects of sexual offences

Victims of alleged Sexual offences like rape may be brought to the MI Room or may come on their own. In the event the victim comes directly, the civil police will be informed and necessary action will be taken to register a case. The examination may be carried out at a centre authorized for medicolegal work with forensic experts. Where the examination is carried out by a service MO, it should preferably be done by a lady MO or Gynaecologist or by MO i/c MI room in the presence of a female attendant. In cases of sodomy, the victim may be examined by the MO i/c MI Room.


Wide mouth glass bottles of about 2 liter capacity having air tight stoppers are most suitable containers for the visceral tissues, (Glass must
be arsenic free which should be established by testing before hand). These bottles should be numbered and labeled properly which should mention about the details of the case, nature of the contents preserved, place and date of preservation etc. and should bear the signature of the autopsy surgeon,

Common Defects in Investigation- Bihar Police guidelines

The material evidence which needs chemical examination should be sent immediately to the Forensic Science Laboratory without delay. Special care is to be taken in cases where viscera is preserved by the doctor for final opinion on the point of cause of death. The viscera loses its characteristics within six month so it is to be ensured that it reaches FSL within one month of its being collected. If it is not observed by the IO then
prima facie it would be understood that the evidence is destroyed by the IO and he would be dealt with severly.


Prabir Kumar Paik. Vs The West Bengal Medical Council & Ors.[CHC]-26/07/2019-The police require an opinion from the from the West Bengal Medical Council, in terms of the directions given by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, to proceed any further on the criminal case. West Bengal Medical Council received the request from the police on November 16, 2017. Since then, the West Bengal Medical Council is yet to give its opinion as to whether or not, there is any medical negligence involved, for the police to proceed. The West Bengal Medical Council will inform the Director, Medical Education that, he is required to convene the meeting of the concerned panel of Ethical Cases Committee by July 29, 2019 if not earlier. The concerned panel of Ethical Cases Committee is requested to conclude the proceedings and give its opinion to the police as expeditiously as possible, conduct the proceedings day-to-day basis, if required.

Address of the experts available for the opinion in Criminal Investigation in West Bengal

Blood, Semen, Viscera, Hair, Arms, Ammunition, Electric Meters, Ballastics, Weapon of Offence, Tampered Registration no. of Vehicles, Wearing Apparels etc. The Director, Forensic Science Laboratory, 37/1/2, Belgachia Road, Kolkata- 37 Ph- 033-25565430 Arms, Ammunition, Bombs, Explosives and DNA Test. The Director, Central Forensic Science…