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Centre asks state to send another report on violence

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 17, 2018, 6:55 am IST
Updated : May 17, 2018, 6:55 am IST

More than a dozen people were killed in the violence during the local body elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Twitter/@BJP4India)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Twitter/@BJP4India)

New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi described Panchayat polls violence in Bengal as “murder of democracy”, the Centre today termed as “sketchy” details on the panchayat polls violence and asked the West Bengal government to send another report. The home ministry’s second communication comes two days after Centre sent a similar one in wake of large-scale violence during the panchayat elections to the State on Monday.

More than a dozen people were killed in the violence during the local body elections. While confirming the development Home Ministry officials said the West Bengal Government has been asked to send a detailed report on the violence during the polls as the initial report sent by the state government was “sketchy.’’

 

Officials claimed that in the fresh communication the State Government has been directed to give all details regarding the circumstances leading to the violence and the steps taken to restore peace and punish those involved.

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