CBI continues crackdown on Bengal violence, 21 cases registered so far

Kolkata: CBI has arrested two persons from the Nadia district of West Bengal in connection with the post-poll violence. The Central Investigating Agency has so far registered 21 FIRs in connection with post-poll violence and rape. The Calcutta High Court had on August 19 handed over the probe into the post-election violence to CBI in a scathing blow to Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

The high court had ordered that the CBI will conduct an inquiry under the supervision of the court. The high court had said that the murder and rape cases will be investigated by the CBI while other cases will be investigated by the SIT. The Inquiry Committee of the Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in its report had blamed the Mamata Banerjee government. In its report, the Commission had said that cases like rape and murder should be investigated by the CBI and these cases should be heard outside Bengal. Other cases should be investigated by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). Fast track courts should be set up to register cases against the concerned, special public prosecutors should be posted and witnesses should be protected.

After the announcement of the results of the assembly elections on May 2, there were incidents of violence in many cities of West Bengal after the elections. Governor Dhankhar had visited several violence-affected areas following the incident.

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