The Election Commission has also directed the DGP to arrest all persons who had organised the bike rally in the state on Thursday in violation of rules.

Election Commission officials were filming the bike rally in Malda district on Thursday when they were allegedly beaten up by the supporters of Trinamool Congress.

"The DGP has been asked to send us a compliance report by 5 pm today," said a senior Election Commission official.

Election Commission sources said it has received reports of its officials being attacked in Malda with some reports blaming the Trinamool Congress workers.

The Election Commission had earlier directed the district authorities to initiate stern action against the accused and sought a report of the incident.

In a recent meeting attended by Deputy Election Commission Vinod Zutshi, poll officials from West Bengal had expressed the fear of violence.

The Election Commission had taken a serious note of their complaints and the issue had also come up during a meeting of Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and other top Election Commission officials with the state authorities in Kolkata last week.


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