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State Government shall file it's arguments in form of affidavits regarding the death case of singer

Panasam Akshara |Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court asked the West Bengal government to file an affidavit on death of the popular playback singer Krishna Kumar Kunnath popularly known as KK who died on late 31 May,2022 after his stage performance at Nazrul Manch in South Kolkata.A bench of Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava and comprising Justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj directed the state government to file it's affidavit within the three weeks.It also asked the government to be mindful so that such tragic incidents do not reoccur.Three PILs have been filed by advocates Imtiyaz Ahmed,Soumya Shubhro Roy and Syan Bandopadhyay on unfortunate demise of KK and in one the petitioner has demanded a CBI into matter.It stated that there was mismanagement at last stage performance of KK at Nazrul Manch on 31 May,where a crowd of double the auditorium's seating capacity was present for live performance.It was alleged that because of overcrowding the air conditioning machines did not perform properly which led to suffocation.A number of video clips were shown to claim that KK was feeling uneasy during the performance and it was also alleged that in the middle of show,he took 10minutes break to go backstage for rest.Challenging the demand for a CBI enquiry in one of the PILs,state Advocate General,SN Mukhopadhyay argued that since there had not been a single complaint from family members of deceased singer on this matter,the demand for CBI enquiry doesnot stand valid.Thereafter,the division bench directed the state government to file it's arguments in the form of affidavit.

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