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West Bengal: EC removes Bankura DM from his post with immediate effect post poll violence

In the aftermath of violence marred polls in West Bengal, the Election Commission of India on Sunday removed Uma Shankar from the post of Bankura (West Bengal) District Magistrate. Mukta Arya will be replacing him as the new DM.

"The Commission had directed that Ms Mukta Arya (RR-2008), IAS to be posted as DM-cum-District Election Officer (DEO) with immediate effect," an order from the EC to the Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal on Sunday said.

The order also said that Arya should join before the commencement of scrutiny tomorrow.

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was severely injured in a clash with Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers outside polling booth number 1 in Bankura on Sunday.

Bricks were hurled during the clash in which the victim suffered multiple injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital for medical aid.

Eight seats of West Bengal went to polls in the sixth phase on May 12. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.