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CBI seeks details from Bengal DGP on post poll violence

The CBI has set up four teams, to probe the political violence which ensued after the victory of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on May 2 in West Bengal.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The CBI has written to the West Bengal Director General of Police seeking details of the cases of alleged murder and sexual abuse of women, in compliance with the Calcutta High Court directive on Thursday.

The court has ordered a CBI probe into such cases in connection with the alleged violence that followed the Assembly elections earlier this year. It has earlier urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to constitute a committee for an inquiry into the allegations. On July 13, the committee submitted a report suggesting a CBI investigation.

In its order, the court said: “All the cases where, as per the report of the committee, the allegations are about murder of a person and crime against women regarding rape/attempt to rape, shall be referred to CBI for investigation. The committee, NHRC, any other Commission or Authority and the State shall immediately hand over entire record of the cases entrusted to the CBI for investigation.”

Four teams

The agency has set up four teams, each headed by an official of the Joint Director rank, to conduct the court-monitored probe under the supervision of an Additional Director.

The court has also directed the CBI to submit a status report on its findings within six weeks.

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