News Desk: The CBI on Thursday registered nine cases in connection with the post poll violence in the state. The four teams visited the affected families to record their statements. The CRPF has been asked to provide security to the CBI officials.
One team visited Biswajit Sarkar, the kin of BJP worker Abhijit Sarkar who was allegedly murdered by TMC workers in Kolkata’s Narkeldanga area on May 2, and recorded his statement. While another met the family of BJP worker Jaiprakash Yadav who died in a bomb attack by motorcycle-borne assailants at Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district on June 6.
Post poll violence in West Bengal
After the TMCs victory in the 2021 assembly elections, their arch rival BJP made allegations of post-poll violence in the state. The high court asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to look into the matter and as per the direction, they carried out an investigation and submitted its final report on July 13, recommending a CBI probe and trials outside the state.
After studying the NHRC’s final report, the high court last week ordered separate probes by the CBI and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police into the alleged violence.
The state government, on the other hand, claimed that the NHRC report was biased and prepared with a political motive.