New Delhi, June 10: Responding to the Centre's advisory over the reports of fresh post poll violence in the state of West Bengal, the state government on Sunday claimed that the situation in the state is under control.
West Bengal Chief Secretary Malay Kumar De in a letter to Union Home Ministry asserted that the situation may not be construed under any circumstances to be a failure on the part of the law enforcement machinery of the state to maintain law and order.
"While there have been a few stray post poll clashes in the state perpetrated by some anti-social elements, the law enforcement authorities have been taking firm and appropriate actions in all such cases without any delay", De said.
He further wrote that in the recent case under Nazat police station in North 24 Pargana district, the police have already initiated an investigation even when the maintenance of peace in the areas has kept the police contingents busy on the roads and in the neighborhood.
Elaborating on the steps taken by the state government in curbing the violent incidents, De further said that there had been no delinquency in discharge of function by the public officials and strict vigil has been kept.
Earlier on Sunday, the central government issued an advisory to the West Bengal government expressing "deep concern" over the continuing violence in the state even after the conclusion of Lok Sabha Elections. (UNI)