Saturday, July 24, 2021

WB: EC clamps prohibitory orders in Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas distt

Election Commission has clamped prohibitory orders in Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal yesterday, following violence in the area during the assembly by-election on Sunday.

An EC official told reporters in Kolkata yesterday that Keeping in view the “sensitive” situation in Bhatpara, it was decided to impose Section 144 of the CrPC.

The commission had sought a report from the district magistrate on Sunday’s poll-related violence in Bhatpara.

Meanwhile, around 200 companies of central forces would continue to remain in West Bengal till May 27 in the wake of possible post-poll violence in the state, officials said.

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