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West Bengal Post-Poll Violence: MHA Forms Four-Member Team To Probe

At least six people were killed in post-poll violence in different parts of the state till Tuesday.

West Bengal Post-Poll Violence: MHA Forms Four-Member Team To Probe
With continued incidents of violence in West Bengal after declaration of election result, the Union home ministry has sought a report from the West Bengal government on the issue. | Representational image
West Bengal Post-Poll Violence: MHA Forms Four-Member Team To Probe
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2021-05-06T11:17:40+05:30

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday formed a four-member fact-finding team to look into reasons for the post-poll violence in West Bengal and also assess the ground situation in the state, officials said on Thursday. The team, led by an additional secretary of the ministry, has left for the state.

On Wednesday, the ministry had sent a terse reminder to the West Bengal government to submit a detailed report on the post-poll violence and to take necessary measures to stop such incidents "without any loss of time".               

At least six people were killed in post-poll violence in different parts of the state till Tuesday.

The BJP has alleged that TMC-backed goons have killed a number of its workers, attacked its women members, vandalised houses, looted shops of its members and ransacked its offices.

Claiming that at least 14 BJP workers were killed and nearly one lakh people fled their homes in post-poll violence in West Bengal, party president J P Nadda alleged on Wednesday that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's silence speaks of her involvement.

Banerjee rejected the charges, saying violence and clashes were taking place in those areas where the BJP candidates emerged victorious in the election.

With PTI inputs

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