Updated June 6th, 2024 at 15:48 IST

Amid 'Post-Poll Violence', Plea Filed in Calcutta HC Seeking Protection for Opposition Party Workers

A vacation bench of the high court granted leave to the petitioner to file the plea and said the matter may be taken up later in the day.

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Kolkata: A petition has been filed in the Calcutta High Court, seeking direction to the police to ensure protection to opposition party workers in the wake of alleged post-poll violence in some places of West Bengal following the Lok Sabha elections.

A vacation bench of the high court granted leave to the petitioner to file the plea and said the matter may be taken up later in the day.

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The petitioner alleged before the division bench comprising Justices Kausik Chanda and Apurba Sinha Roy that post-poll violence was taking place in some places of the state, following the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

The high court had ordered an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into allegations of post-poll violence following the 2021 assembly polls in West Bengal. 

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Published June 6th, 2024 at 15:48 IST