CBI registers nine cases in West Bengal post-poll violence case

Earlier this month Calcutta High Court had given orders to investigate all incidents related to the assembly election violence that occurred earlier this year.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered nine cases so far related to post-election violence in West Bengal, ANI reported.

Earlier this month Calcutta High Court had given orders to investigate all incidents related to the assembly election violence that occurred earlier this year.

The CBI was asked to probe into all incidents of murder, rape, and attempted rape during the time, PTI reported.

According to ANI, The High Court had also given instructions to set up a special investigation team (SIT) to investigate other criminal cases. The court also directed state governments and other committees to cooperate with the investigation and to give compensation to the victims of the violence. 

The court further added that “any obstruction to the investigation shall be taken seriously.”

On May 2, many incidents of violence were reported in the state after election poll results were declared. Almost 20 were reported to be killed in the violence. 

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