Vicky Nanjappa

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Kolkata: NIA begins probe in anti-Hindu Mominpore riots

New Delhi, Oct 19: The National Investigation Agency has registered a case and initiated a probe into the anti-Hindu violence that took place on October 9 in Mominpur, West Bengal.

The decision to take over the case comes in the wake of the Counter Terrorism and Counter Radicalisation Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs directed the agency to start the probe after filing a First Information Report.

The Calcutta High Court while hearing a case relating to the violence had ordered the state police to form a Special Investigation Team and probe the matter. The petitioners had approached the court saying that the state police remained mute spectators when the violence broke Putin the Ekbalpore-Mominpore area of Kolkata on the eve of Laxmi Puja.

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