West Bengal Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar to visit areas affected by post-poll violence on May 13; TMC slams move
West Bengal Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar to visit areas affected by post-poll violence on May 13; TMC slams move
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Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took to Twitter and said that he will be visiting Sitalkuchi and other places that witnessed post-poll violence on May 13.

Talking to Free Press Journal, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy slammed that move and said that the Governor is ‘crossing his limit’ as he is trying to interfere in the domain of the state government.

“The Calcutta High Court has praised the TMC government for curbing the post-poll violence in West Bengal. I detest this move of the Governor,” claimed Saugata.

Welcoming the move, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said that the Governor's visit to the places where several people were killed and injured in post-poll violence will give a boost to the affected people.

Meanwhile, CID said it to move court as the six summoned officers in connection to Sitalkuchi killing during the fourth phase of polling didn’t appear before it on Tuesday.

A day after summoning two CISF personnel and four police officers of Cooch Behar, the six officers on Tuesday failed to appear in front of CID for being quizzed about the Sitalkuchi open firing that claimed four lives.

According to CID sources, the CID officials on Tuesday confirmed that they will move the court against the six officers.

“Apart from moving the court, the CID is also planning to summon former SP of Cooch Behar Debashish Dhar and Cooch Behar SDPO Surojit Mandal for interrogation,” claimed the sources.

However, talking to the Free Press Journal, till the time of reporting, former Cooch Behar SP Debashish Dhar didn’t get any intimation from the CID.

The CID sources also confirmed that an official of Quick Response Team (QRT) has also been summoned for quizzing.

It is pertinent to mention that TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee had time and again during the poll campaign said that after coming back to power she will take strict action against the people who were instrumental in Sitalkuchi firing that claimed four lives.

Meanwhile, one member from the families of the four deceased people have been given a job by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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