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Centre asks WB govt to send another report on panchayat poll violence

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre today termed as "sketchy" details on the panchayat polls violence and asked the West government to send another report, an said.

The second communication was sent two days after a similar one following large-scale violence during the elections to the local bodies in the state on Monday. Over a dozen lives were lost in the violence.

The Union home ministry has asked the West government to provide a detailed report on the violence during the polls as the report the had sent was "sketchy", the said.

The has been told to provide details on the circumstances leading to the violence and the steps taken to restore peace and punish those involved, the said.

Despite massive security arrangements, widespread violence marred the panchayat polls.

Clashes between the supporters of the ruling and the opposition parties occurred in many parts of the state including 24 Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad and South Dinajpur districts.

More than 60,000 security personnel from West and neighbouring states were deployed for the panchayat polls.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 16:15 IST
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