West Bengal post-poll violence case: CBI arrests 11 from East Medinipur

Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested 11 people from East Medinipur in connection with incidents of violence following the West Bengal Assembly elections earlier this year.

The agency said it is probing the matter and several cases have been registered. Earlier in August this year, the Calcutta High Court had ordered a court-monitored CBI probe into incidents of post-poll violence in West Bengal.

The High Court also ordered setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate less serious offences. A seven-member committee set up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had earlier probed incidents of violence in the state after the assembly elections and recommended a court-monitored CBI probe.

Several incidents of violence were reported at various places after the results of the assembly elections were announced on May 2, following which a four-member team deputed by the Home Ministry also visited the violence-hit areas.

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By Naveen Bharat Staff


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