‘Destruction of democracy’: Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar after visiting areas hit by post-poll violence

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar visited Sitalkuchi within the Cooch Behar district, the place 4 individuals have been killed in firing by Central Industrial Safety Drive (CISF) throughout fourth part of meeting polls on April 10. The governor stated that he’s shocked to see situation within the space within the wake of post-poll violence.

“That is whole collapse of rule of legislation. I may have by no means imagined this. I’ve seen the concern of Police within the eyes of the individuals, they’re scared to go to Police, their homes have been looted. I am actually shocked, that is destruction of democracy,” information company ANI quoted Dhankar as saying.

“Folks have left their homes and reside in jungles. Ladies inform me, that they (goons) will come there as soon as once more and there may be such failure of safety earlier than the governor. I am shocked at it. I can think about what the individuals right here should be going by means of,” he added.

ANI additionally confirmed visuals the place Dhankar was proven black flags by individuals throughout his go to. He additionally met the relations of these killed within the viol

The governor is visiting the areas the place violence came about after the counting of votes on Might 2. On Saturday, he had expressed displeasure at not being up to date on the legislation and order state of affairs within the state with regard to post-poll violence by the chief secretary and director common of police (DGP).

West Bengal was rocked by massive scale violence after the bitterly fought state elections. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee stated that 16 individuals of various political events misplaced their lives in clashes after the top of the polls. A four-member group of the Union house ministry, tasked with trying into causes for the post-poll violence in Bengal, had met Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan.

The four-member group had visited the Diamond Harbour space of West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Might 7 to evaluate the bottom state of affairs.

A five-member Structure Bench of the Calcutta Excessive Court docket had additionally ordered the West Bengal Residence Secretary to file a report mentioning the locations the place the violence occurred and the steps taken.

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