GG News Bureau
Kolkata, 6th May. The Union Home Ministry has formed a four-member team to investigate the causes of the alleged violence that took place after the elections in West Bengal. Officials said on Thursday, 6th May that the team had reached West Bengal under the leadership of an additional secretary of the ministry.
The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday, 5th May asked the West Bengal government to submit detailed reports of post-election violence in the state and take necessary steps to prevent such incidents without wasting time. The ministry had warned the state government that if the state government fails to do so, the matter will be taken seriously. Till Tuesday, at least six people have died in post-election violence in various parts of the state.
The BJP has alleged that Trinamool Congress-backed goons killed party workers and attacked female members. Their houses were ransacked. They looted the shops and set the offices on fire. BJP President JP Nadda met members of the violence-affected families of Bengal on Wednesday. He claimed that at least 14 BJP workers have been killed in Bengal in the post-election violence and about one lakh people have been forced to leave their homes. However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied these allegations. She said that violence and confrontation is taking place in areas where BJP candidates have won elections.
The MHA has deputed a four – member team, led by an additional Secretary level official including a central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) official, to visit the ground reality.
Additional Secretary Home Ministry Govind Mohan, Additional Education Ministry Vinit Joshi, Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau Janardan Singh and IB Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) IB, Nalin are among the team.