Special Home Ministry team reaches West Bengal, visits violence hit areas

Kolkata: A special team of the Union Home Ministry has reached West Bengal. The four-member team arrived on Thursday to take stock of the situation in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, where violence erupted following the election results.

Significantly, to assess the post-election violence in West Bengal, a four-member team, headed by an officer of the rank of Additional Secretary, was formed which would assess the worsening situation in the state and submit a report to the Union Home Ministry .

On Monday, the Ministry of Home Affairs had sought a detailed report from the West Bengal government on the violence and asked to ensure that such incidents are stopped as soon as possible before any additional damage is done. After this, the Ministry had also issued a reminder in this regard on Wednesday.

After the assembly results were declared on May 2, at least 14 people have died in various political attacks and clashes in West Bengal. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleges that the violence took place under the patronage of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).

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