CEO's office submits report to ECI on violence at Vidyasagar College
Kolkata: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has reportedly submitted a report to the Election Commission of India (ECI) in Delhi, regarding the incident of violence that took place at Vidyasagar College on Tuesday.
The ECI had sought a report from the office of the CEO after the Tuesday's incident created a political slugfest between Trinamool Congress and BJP leaders.
The CEO's report comes on a day when the ECI has relieved Atri Bhattacharya, Principal Secretary, Home and Hill Affairs, from his current post. ADG CID Rajeev Kumar has also been relieved from his current post and has been asked by the ECI to attach to the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Capital.
The Commission has also restricted campaigns by the political parties for the final phase of elections to a deadline of Thursday. The poll in the seventh and last phase will be conducted on May 19.
Prodded by the ECI, the state election officials have sent a detailed report stating its observations regarding the incident when some BJP leaders allegedly ransacked a portion of Vidyasagar College and demolished a statue of Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar.
The incident occurred when a road show of BJP national president Amit Shah was being organised in the city. Trinamool Congress leaders on Wednesday moved to the ECI, protesting against the incident.
Various Opposition party leaders from the state also met election officials at the CEO's office in this regard. Senior BJP leader Dilip Ghosh also met the election officials, alleging that Shah's
rally was attacked by Trinamool Congress activists.
It has been learnt that the Election commission will take a decision after going through the report in detail. Meanwhile, special police observer Vivek Dubey said on Wednesday that police are conducting a probe into the incident. The Commission is keeping a tab on it as well.
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