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Centre seeks report on W Bengal panchayat polls violence

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre today sought a report from the government on the violence during panchayat polls in which six people were killed and 43 injured.

A said the has been told to provide a detailed report on the circumstances leading to the violence and the steps taken to restore peace and punish those involved in the violence.

Despite massive security arrangements, widespread violence marred the panchayat polls in today, leaving at least six people dead and 43 injured.

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 and neighbouring states were deployed for the panchayat polls.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 17:35 IST