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MHA asks W.B. Governor for report on law and order in State

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee greets West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar after taking oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal during her Swearing-in-Ceremony at Governor House, in Kolkata on May 5, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Union Home Ministry has asked West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar to give a report on the law and order situation in the State, particularly the violence that took place following the election results last weekend, officials said on May 6.

Also read: Centre seeks report from West Bengal on post-poll violence

The Home Ministry had earlier asked the State government to submit a report but has not yet received it, the officials said. The Governor has been asked to assess the situation and submit his report to the Ministry at the earliest.

The Ministry has formed a four-member team, headed by an Additional Secretary ranked officer, to investigate the post-poll violence.

Also read: Violence in Bengal is unacceptable, says Congress

The BJP claims six of its workers were killed by TMC supporters, a charge denied by the Mamata Banerjee-led government.


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