The Calcutta High Court on Monday asked the West Bengal government to file an affidavit on the death of popular playback singer Krishnakumar Kunath, popularly known as KK, who died at the Nazrul Manch in south Kolkata on May 31, 2022. After the stage performance. ,
A division bench headed by Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava and Justice Rajarshi Bhardwaj directed the state government to file its affidavit within three weeks. It also asked the government to be careful so that such tragic incidents do not recur.
Three PILs have been filed by advocates Imtiaz Ahmed, Soumya Shubhro Roy and Syan Bandopadhyay on the unfortunate demise of KK and in one, the petitioner has sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe. Case,
It was alleged that there was complete mismanagement in the performance of the final stage. KK On May 31, at Nazrul Manch where a crowd of twice the seating capacity of the auditorium was present for the live performance. It was also alleged that due to the overcrowding, the air-conditioning machines were not working properly, which led to suffocation inside the auditorium.
Several video clips were shown to claim that KK was feeling uncomfortable during the performance and it was also alleged that in the middle of the show, he took a 10-minute break to go backstage for rest.
Much has been said about the death of Keke, who died on May 31 after doing something he had always loved. KK was taken to the hospital after he felt uncomfortable at the event. However later, the singer passed away after suffering a major cardiac arrest. Soon after Keke’s death some photos and videos from his last concert surfaced on the web.
In a PIL challenging the demand for a CBI inquiry, State Advocate General SN Mukhopadhyay argued that since not a single complaint has been received from the family members of the deceased singer in the matter, the demand for a CBI inquiry is not valid. . ,
Thereafter, the division bench directed the state government to file its arguments in the form of an affidavit.