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Post-Poll Violence Case: CBI Summons TMC Leader Seikh Sufian, Close Aide Of Mamata Banerjee

The Post-poll violence case is related to the attack on BJP supporter Debabrata Maity.

File photos of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and TMC leader Seikh Sufian.

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned Mamata Banerjee’s election agent in Nandigram Seikh Sufian over post-poll violence case on Thursday.

Sufian has been a close aide of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee since the days of the Nandigram movement.

ANI sources informed, “TMC leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s election agent in Nandigram Sheikh Sufian summoned by CBI tomorrow over post poll violence issue.”

According to the reports, the case is related to the attack on BJP supporter Debabrata Maity. On May 3, he was attacked by unknown people. Ten days later, Maiti died in the hospital during treatment.

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Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on September 13 said it will on September 20 hear a plea of the West Bengal government challenging the Calcutta High Court order directing a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into violence in heinous cases of murder and rape following the assembly elections in West Bengal.

A Bench headed by Justice Vineet Saran adjourned the matter for coming Monday and sought a complete chart of members of the inquiry committee.

Several Public Interest Litigations (PILs) were filed before the High Court calling for an investigation into the violence.

The pleas said that hundreds had been subjected to assault, made to flee their houses, and that property was destroyed in the days following the announcement of results of the Bengal polls.

The results of assembly polls in Bengal were declared on May 2.

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Violent incidents were reported after supporters of TMC and BJP allegedly clashed in various parts of the state since May 2, killing many people and triggering an alleged exodus.

A four-member team deputed by the Ministry of Home Affairs had also visited the post-poll violence-affected areas.

On the other hand, CBI on Wednesday registered one new case in connection with post-poll violence in Bengal, in connection with Calcutta High Court’s direction to probe, taking the total number of cases to 35.

The case, which was registered on Wednesday, was earlier registered by the West Bengal Police at Sitalkuchi at Police Station in Cooch Behar district.

The complainant alleged that a dozen of miscreants hurled hand bombs at the booth and started firing at a primary school in Sitalkuchi. This led to death of a victim who was hit by bullets while assailants open fire. An FIR was registered against 12 accused in this case.

(With inputs from ANI)

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