On Thursday, Jagdeep Dhankhar visited Sitalkuchi in the Cooch Behar district and was shocked to see the post-poll violence. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) killed four people in a firing during the fourth phase of assembly polls on April 10.

The governor of West Bengal mentioned this violence to be the destruction of democracy as he said that people are scared to go to the Police. Dhankar said that people have left their houses and are staying in jungles as there is a fear among them. He added that there is a failure of security before the governor and that has shocked him. Dhankar met the family members of those who were killed in the violence.

The governor is on a visit to the areas where the violence took place after the counting of votes on May 2. Dhankar was shown black flags during his visit. He also expressed his displeasure on Saturday as he was not updated by the chief secretary and director general of police about the law-and-order situation in the state with regard to post-poll violence.

A five-member Constitution Bench of the Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal Home Secretary to file a report that mentions the places where the violence has occurred and various measures are undertaken.


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