NHRC takes cognizance of alleged Post-poll violence in West Bengal and orders Investigation fact-finding team to conduct spot enquiry

New Delhi, 4th May, 2021

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has come across several media reports published in various newspapers including the Hindustan Times and the Times of India on 4th May 2021, regarding death of some persons in the alleged Post-poll violence in West Bengal on 3rd May 2021.

The political workers allegedly clashed with each other, party offices were torched down and some homes were ransacked & valuables also looted. District Administration & local Law & order enforcement agencies appear not to have acted to stop such violation of human rights of the affected persons.

Considering as a fit case of alleged violation of Right to Life of the innocent citizens, the Commission has today taken suo-motu cognizance of the matter and has requested its DIG (Investigation) to constitute a team of the officers of the Investigation Division of the Commission to conduct an on the spot fact finding investigation and to submit a report at the earliest, preferably within two weeks.