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Calcutta high court (Samir Jana / HT PHOTO)

Bengal post-poll violence: HC deadline for supplementary affidavit ends today

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 06:37 AM IST
The NHRC informed the Calcutta high court that victims of the West Bengal post-poll violence are being threatened to withdraw their complaints. As many as 16 such cases have been reported, the commission said, adding that the matter has been forwarded to the director-general of police.
An injured person being treated after clashes during the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections, in Cooch Behar district on April 10. (File photo)
An injured person being treated after clashes during the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections, in Cooch Behar district on April 10. (File photo)

NHRC calls for CBI probe into Bengal poll violence

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2021 02:34 AM IST
It said at least 1,934 such complaints were filed in various police stations between May 2 and June 20. It added 29 complaints related to murder, 12 to rape and sexual assaults, and 940 to loot and arson, among others
The Calcutta High Court directed West Bengal chief secretary HK Dwivedi to preserve all documents related to the post-poll violence. (HT PHOTO.)
The Calcutta High Court directed West Bengal chief secretary HK Dwivedi to preserve all documents related to the post-poll violence. (HT PHOTO.)

Post-poll violence: Calcutta HC orders Bengal govt to register all cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 12:54 PM IST
  • The court has issued a show-cause notice to the district magistrate and the superintendent of police of Jadavpur asking as to why contempt proceedings should not be started against them.
Police officials had earlier stated that two teams of the NHRC will be visiting several parts of north and south Bengal to look into the matter of post-poll violence before the submission of their report on June 30.(PTI / File Photo)
Police officials had earlier stated that two teams of the NHRC will be visiting several parts of north and south Bengal to look into the matter of post-poll violence before the submission of their report on June 30.(PTI / File Photo)

NHRC submits report on Bengal post-poll violence, Court defers matter for July 2

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 02:19 PM IST
  • The committee was constituted on the orders of the high court to look into the complaints of the post-poll violence since May 2, the day the Assembly election results were declared
One man was allegedly murdered while four others were shot dead by the central armed police forces, at the Sitalkuchi assembly segment during the fourth phase of polling on April 10.(PTI)
One man was allegedly murdered while four others were shot dead by the central armed police forces, at the Sitalkuchi assembly segment during the fourth phase of polling on April 10.(PTI)

NHRC team meets family of BJP worker killed in Bengal poll violence

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2021 03:02 AM IST
The NHRC constituted a seven-member panel headed by commission’s member Rajiv Jain to probe incidents of violence that took place after the assembly polls.
The court also pointed out how the NHRC had received 541 complaints in contrast to the state’s human rights commission, which hasn’t received a single one.(HT Photo )
The court also pointed out how the NHRC had received 541 complaints in contrast to the state’s human rights commission, which hasn’t received a single one.(HT Photo )

NHRC to probe post-poll violence plaints as HC rejects Bengal plea

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 02:38 AM IST
While listening to public interest litigations on post-poll violence on Friday, a five-member high court bench had ordered NHRC to set up a panel to probe allegations of displacement, physical assault, destruction of property and ransacking of offices.
Trinamool MP accused West Bengal Governor of filling Raj Bhavan posts with his relatives and people known to him.
Trinamool MP accused West Bengal Governor of filling Raj Bhavan posts with his relatives and people known to him.

Dhankhar's office is his 'extended family', Mahua Moitra shares document

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra on Sunday tweeted a document claiming that six of Jagdeep Dhankhar's officials are related to him, soon after the Governor expressed concern over the law and order situation of West Bengal.
The BJP accused the Trinamool Congress of 'targeted killings' while the Mamata Banerjee-led party said the BJP was spreading fake news on social media. (File photo)
The BJP accused the Trinamool Congress of 'targeted killings' while the Mamata Banerjee-led party said the BJP was spreading fake news on social media. (File photo)

Academicians sign joint letter seeking probe into post-poll 'violence' in Bengal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 01:58 PM IST
The signatories, mostly comprising professors, vie-chancellors, directors and deans of various universities, appealed to various agencies such as the National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, and the National Commission for Women to conduct probes into what they claimed as “unprecedented violence” in Bengal.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee greets governor Jagdeep Dhankar during the swearing-in ceremony of the new minister, at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Monday.(ANI Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee greets governor Jagdeep Dhankar during the swearing-in ceremony of the new minister, at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Monday.(ANI Photo)

'Your scheduled visit to violence-hit areas violates norms': Mamata to governor

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 08:36 PM IST
At least 16 people, mainly from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC), have been killed in post-poll violence in West Bengal.
A team of the Union home ministry visits an area near Kolkata on Sunday to inspect it in the wake of violence after assembly elections.(ANI Photo)
A team of the Union home ministry visits an area near Kolkata on Sunday to inspect it in the wake of violence after assembly elections.(ANI Photo)

61 BJP MLAs in Bengal get central security cover after post-poll violence

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 09:31 PM IST
Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after the results of the assembly elections were declared on May 2.
The ministry of home affairs (MHA) also sought a detailed report from governor Jagdeep Dhankar on the current law and order situation in Bengal.(HT Photo )
The ministry of home affairs (MHA) also sought a detailed report from governor Jagdeep Dhankar on the current law and order situation in Bengal.(HT Photo )

MHA sends team to Bengal, seeks report from governor on violence

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:57 AM IST
"BJP leaders are roaming around, they are provoking. They are actually not ready to accept the mandate," West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar(PTI file photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar(PTI file photo)

MHA asks report from West Bengal Governor over law and order situation: Report

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:54 PM IST
The MHA has deputed a four-member team, led by an Additional Secretary level official including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official, to assess the ground situation in the state amid the post-poll violence.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses the media at CM's office in Howrah.(PTI File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses the media at CM's office in Howrah.(PTI File Photo)

Don’t pay heed to canards, Mamata urges people as Bengal rural polls begin amid violence

Press Trust of India, Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 08:50 AM IST
West Bengal panchayat elections are underway amid reports of violence across the state.
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