Post-poll violence: Bengal govt appoints 10 IPS officers to assist SIT probe

The officers have been deployed for north, west and south zones of the state

 

The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has appointed 10 IPS officers to assist a Special Investigating Team (SIT), which was formed by the Calcutta High Court to probe cases of post-election violence in the state.

 

According to the officials, the officers have been deployed for north, west and south zones of the state including for the Kolkata Police areas.

 

"The services of the IPS officers are hereby spared, in addition to their normal duties, to assist the SIT constituted by the Hon'ble High Court at Calcutta (sic)," an order issued by the state home department stated.

 

On 19 August, a five-judge bench of the Calcutta HC ordered the constitution of the SIT comprising IPS officers Soumen Mitra, Suman Bala Sahoo and Ranbir Kumar to look into the incidents of post-poll violence.

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