Post-poll violence: SC grants four weeks to Centre, Mamata government to file reply on plea for court-monitored SIT probe
A bench of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Krishna Murari asked the parties to place their stand in writing so the petitioners can respond to it.
More than 240 people have been arrested and over 42 cases registered in connection with the violence since June 9, the police said.
Protests erupted in several parts of Howrah, Murshidabad and Nadia districts in the last few days over controversial remarks by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
The Bengal Imams Association also asked members of the community not to fall into the traps of vested interests and indulge in violence.
Bengal violence: Mamata government reshuffles cops in Howrah; internet suspended in parts of Murshidabad
The state administration named Praveen Tripathi, Additional CP of Kolkata Police, the new Commissioner of Police of Howrah City, an order stated.
Anubrata Mandal was supposed to appear for questioning at the CBI office at Nizam Palace in central Kolkata on April 6.
It was also alleged a Trinamool Congress worker was injured in firing by central forces who were with the BJP candidate who, however, denied the charge.
A Congress worker was stabbed to death in Balikuda-Erasama area of Jagatsinghpur seat in West Bengal while he was returning from a polling booth.
Days before death, West Bengal BJP men had been threatened; victims’ kin suspect involvement of locals
Trilochan and Dulal were threatened by unknown persons a few days before their deaths as both were leaders of BJP’s Booth Raksha Committee.
Hours before polling even began, CPM workers Debu Das and Usha Das were allegedly burnt to death by TMC workers while they were asleep.
West Bengal panchayat elections UPDATES | 14 dead in poll-related violence, Home Ministry seeks report
The five dead include a CPM worker and his wife who were burnt to death, hours before polling even began.
The Asansol-Raniganj belt had witnessed clashes between two groups over Ram Navami celebrations, resulting in the death of one person.