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Bengal violence: MHA team takes stock of situation, meets Guv

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
May 08, 2021 01:37 IST
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A four-member team of the Union home ministry, tasked with looking into reasons for the post-poll violence in West Bengal, met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Raj Bhavan on Friday.


IMAGE: A four member team of Ministry of Home Affairs on post-poll violence led by Additional Secretary (MHA) Govind Mohan calls on the West Bengal Governor Jagdeep at Raj Bhawan, Kolkata, on Friday. Photograph: Kind courtesy @jdhankhar1/Twitter

The ministry has sought a report from Dhankhar on the law and order situation in Bengal, in view of the violence that erupted in the state following the announcement of assembly election results on May 2.

The team, led by an additional secretary of the ministry, visited Budge Budge and Satgachia in South 24 Parganas district during the day, met locals there and took stock of the situation.

The panel had on Thursday, too, toured several places in South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas, shortly after arriving in Kolkata, and held meetings with the the chief secretary, home secretary and the director general of police at the secretariat, officials said.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that 16 people were killed in post-poll violence in the state.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, on its part, alleged that Trinamool Congress-backed goons have killed a number of its workers, attacked women members, vandalised houses and looted shops.

Rejecting the charges, Banerjee maintained that clashes were taking place in those areas where the saffron party emerged victorious in the assembly polls.

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