National Human Rights Commission order spot investigation after report of post-poll violence in West Bengal

Officials said four people were killed in alleged clashes between Trinamool and BJP supporters.

New Delhi:

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ordered a spot investigation following reports of post-election violence from several districts in West Bengal.

The state was in the grip of widespread violence on Monday, allegedly killing and injuring several BJP workers in clashes, and shops being looted, a factual report from the government on the incidents of attacks on opposition activists to the Center Inspired to ask.

Officials said that four people were killed in alleged clashes between Trinamool and BJP supporters in Burdwan district on Sunday and Monday.

The Trinamool claimed that three of them were its supporters.

The NHRC said it came in several media reports published in newspapers on Tuesday in connection with the death of some people in the alleged post-poll violence on Monday in West Bengal.

He said political activists allegedly clashed with each other, party offices were set on fire and some houses were ransacked and valuables were also looted, the body said.

The district administration and local law and order enforcing agencies have not acted to prevent such violations of the human rights of the affected persons, it noted.

“In view of a fit case of alleged violation of the lives of innocent civilians, the Commission has today taken cognizance of the case and requested its DIG (Investigation) to constitute a team of officers of the Investigation Division. The Commission has a “The commission to conduct an on-the-spot fact-finding investigation and submit the report within two weeks at the earliest,” the statement said.

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