Police said the deceased had been identified as Shishupal Shahish, 22, who was missing since Wednesday night. His clothes were intact and so far, no injury marks had been found on his body, said police.
“Since yesterday 12 rallies were held in Kolkata. Big rallies were taken out in Serampore, Rampurhat, Islampur, Bankura, Garbeta, Khatra and several other places. We have seen the participation of 50,000 to 60,000 people in each rally,” said VHP spokesperson Sourish Mukherjee.
In a letter addressed to Banerjee, the Commission wrote that the EC is fully within its rights under Section 28A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, to act against police officers on poll duty.
The 29 companies of the CRPF will be moved to North Bengal in a phase-wise manner. Forces will be withdrawn from places like Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and Jhargram districts, which together form the Jangalmahal area.
Ghosh and her polling agent Ayan Dandapat were returning from an election rally from Sarberia to Ghatal when the alleged incident took place. Ghosh alleged that some TMC workers hurled stones at her vehicle and beat up her polling agent.
In the sting operation, which was claimed to have been carried out in 2014, some persons resembling senior TMC leaders are seen accepting money from the representatives of a fictitious company in return for favours.