Over 69,000 non-bailable warrants pending in Bengal

Kolkata: The West Bengal government is yet to execute more than 69,000 non-bailable arrest warrants ahead of the assembly elections scheduled from next month, sources in the Chief Electoral Officer's office said.

"From March 1 till date, 7,206 non-bailable arrest warrants have been executed but 69,153 are still pending," a source said.

558 bombs, 425 kg gelatine, 424 rounds of cartridges and 290 firearms were recovered and 7,048 people arrested on bailable warrants since March 1.

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh said that 200 companies of CRPF were currently in the state and out of this, 100 companies would leave for Assam on March 22 for assembly elections in that state.

The West Bengal government has sought 800 company of the central forces for the assembly elections.