PIL calls for CBI investigation into KK singer’s death

The petitioners claim that the negligence of the organizers of the Nazrul Manch event and the police caused stressful conditions for the singer

The petitioners claim that the negligence of the organizers of the Nazrul Manch event and the police caused stressful conditions for the singer

A PIL was filed in the Calcutta High Court on Monday seeking a CBI investigation into the death of the KK singer on May 31, shortly after his performance at Nazrul Manch, with the petitioner claiming negligence on the part of the organizers and the police caused stressful conditions for the artist.

Noting that the union which organized the program at Gurudas College is controlled by Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP), the student wing of the ruling party, the petitioner said that an impartial investigation might not be possible by an agency. ‘State.

He also said the police failed to take the necessary steps to prevent overcrowding at the scene. As such an investigation into the death of Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) should be entrusted to the CBI, the petitioner prayed.

His attorney, Rabi Shankar Chatterjee, said the case could be heard before the divisional bench, headed by Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava, on Friday.

KK had collapsed upon reaching the hotel, following his performance at Nazrul Manch. He was taken to hospital, where doctors declared him “dead”.

The autopsy report stated that KK had died from a myocardial infarction.

Opposition parties in the state alleged mismanagement at the party at Nazrul Manch on May 31, as some sections claimed the number of attendees far exceeded the venue’s capacity.

Kolkata Police Commissioner Vineet Goyal said there was no shortage of space at Nazrul Manch during KK’s performance.

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