NHRC reveals "horrible" truth in report, calls for CBI probe into Bengal poll violence

Kolkata: BJP supporters were severely tortured in violence following the May 2 election results in West Bengal. In many places, they are still living in other places except their homes. Their houses have been demolished. Their houses have been targeted several times in the last two months. Recently, when a team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) probing post-election violence in Bengal on the orders of the Calcutta High Court visited the area, the team was allegedly chased by Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters.

A report released by the NHRC has accused the Mamata Banerjee government of turning a blind eye to violence. There is still an atmosphere of fear among the people. The victim's families are still avoiding meeting anyone. Of the 40 families, only eight have agreed to meet the media at new locations, while two others spoke over the phone. Two families met on the roadside. Several members of the victims' families claimed that they had approached the police but the police did not register their complaint. Finally, some had sent a complaint to the NHRC.

However, police claim that they have arrested two persons for an incident of violence in Dompara area of the colony. But the police refused to divulge who was arrested. On the whole issue, TMC say they had no role to play in the violence. Claiming to be among the families who migrated, Megha and Amit Dey said they have been wandering from one place to another with their 3-year-old son. They have finally found a room on rent, but they are still facing many problems.

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