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Centre seeks Bengal poll violence report again

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday again sought a report from the government over the violence during panchayat elections in the state earlier this week that left at least 10 dead.

"of Home Affairs has sought a detailed report from the government in view of the violence during panchayat elections," a senior said.

More than 50 people were also injured on Monday in the violence during the three-tier institutions' elections in

sought the report again after the submitted a "sketchy" report on Tuesday in response to its first query sent on Monday.

A youth was beaten to death as he tried to enter polling premises in district, while a (TMC) activist was shot dead in South 24 district's Kultali in West Bengal.

The had on Monday claimed that one of their activists was killed in a bomb attack in North 24 district's Amdanga.

Three deaths were reported from Murshidabad, while two were killed in East Midnapore's Nandigram. Two persons lost their lives in and North Dinajpur districts.

More than 60,000 armed personnel from West Bengal and neighbouring states were deployed for the panchayat polls. As many as 80,000 civic volunteers were also deployed to guard the polling centres.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 18:20 IST
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