NHRC orders probe by fact-finding team on post-poll violence in West Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 (22:20 IST)
New Delhi: Taking suo-motu cognisance of reported post-in West Bengal, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday ordered to constitute and send a fact-finding team to the state for on the spot investigation into the matter.

“Considering as a fit case of alleged violation of Right to Life of the innocent citizens, the Commission has taken suo-motu cognisance of the matter and requested its DIG (Investigation) to constitute a team of the officers of the Investigation Division of the Commission to conduct an on the spot fact finding investigation and to submit a report at the earliest, preferably within two weeks”, the said in its order.
 
In its order the Commission also said, the political workers allegedly clashed with each other, party offices were torched down and some homes were ransacked and valuables also looted. “District Administration, local law and order enforcement agencies appear not to have acted to stop such violation of human rights of the affected persons,” it added.
 
In its opening remarks the national human right body said, it has come across several media reports published in various leading newspapers on May 4, 2021, regarding the death of some persons in the alleged in on May 3, 2021. (UNI)