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  India   Politics  20 May 2019  EC imposes Section 144 in Bhatpura for undefined time-period

EC imposes Section 144 in Bhatpura for undefined time-period

Published : May 20, 2019, 8:54 pm IST
Updated : May 20, 2019, 9:01 pm IST

This comes soon after Piyush Goyal’s demand for re-polls in areas where violence occurred.

West Bengal has witnessed violence all through the seven phases of the voting. (Photo: ANI)
 West Bengal has witnessed violence all through the seven phases of the voting. (Photo: ANI)

Bhatpura: Election Commission has now imposed Sec-144 (which prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) has been imposed in Bhatpara for undefined time-period to combat post-poll violence.

West Bengal has been voting all through the seven phases and has seen violence in every one of them. There has been numerous cases of vandalism, breaking of cars and deaths here and there.


READ: BJP requests EC to conduct repolling in booths affected by violence in the LS polls

Vivek Dubey, Special Police Observer for West Bengal: A strength of 200 Companies of Central forces will be retained in West Bengal to assist in counting&to handle post-poll violence.

This force will be deployed all over state. Remaining 510 Companies will move out of the state.

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Tags: ec, section 144, 2019 general elections, west bengal