Bengal post-election violence: MHA team meets director to seek report | India News
CALCUTTA: A four-member team from the Union Ministry of the Interior, tasked with investigating the reasons for the post-election violence in West Bengal, met with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Raj Bhawan on Friday.
The team, led by an additional secretary from the ministry, arrived in the state on Thursday and held meetings with the chief secretary, the interior secretary and the DGP in the secretariat, authorities said.
The ministry has requested a report from Dhankhar on the law and order situation in Bengal, in particular the post-survey violence that erupted after the announcement of the results of the assembly elections on May 2.
The team visited various locations in the South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas districts on Thursday and spoke with relatives of the deceased and locals, they said.
Chief Minister Mamata banerjee it has said that 16 people lost their lives in post-election violence in various parts of the state.
The BJP It has alleged that TMC-backed thugs have killed several of its workers, attacked female members, vandalized houses and looted shops.
Rejecting the charges, Banerjee He argued that violence and clashes were taking place in those areas where the saffron party candidates were victorious at the assembly’s ballot box.