Updated June 3rd, 2024 at 11:36 IST

400 Companies Of CAPF To Stay In Bengal Amid Rising Cases Of Post Poll Violence

Bengal has witnessed bloodshed in all seven phases of counting with reports of arson, bombing, fighting and murder.

Reported by: Digital Desk
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Kolkata: Amid post-poll violence in Bengal, 400 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will remain in Bengal till June 19. Security has been beefed up even after all phases of counting have ended in the backdrop of continued violence. Bengal has witnessed bloodshed in all seven phases of counting with reports of arson, bombing, fighting and murder.

In recent years, post-poll violence has become a common factor across all elections in Bengal, including Panchayat, Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha. After the 2023 panchayat elections, at least 53 people were reportedly killed in post-poll violence. In a bid to curb similar violence, 400 companies of CAPF have been re-deployed. 

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Even after the results are declared so that post-poll violence can be curbed. Post-poll violence is a huge issue in West Bengal. On Sunday, a BJP worker was shot dead and beheaded in the Nadia district by local TMC goons, according to the victim's family. 

With that thought in mind, the union government has re-deployed central forces in sensitive areas like South 24 Parganas, Cooch Behar and other areas that have recorded post-poll violence in recent years. Forces will continue to stay in these districts for few weeks and in some other for few months till the time the situation doesn't improve in Bengal, according to our sources.

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Published June 3rd, 2024 at 09:56 IST