The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday castigated the State Election Commission (SEC) for its apparent failure to control violence during the conduct of West Bengal panchayat polls that was held in the State on July 8. .A bench led by Chief Justice TS Sivagnanam expressed displeasure over the manner in which the blame for the violence was being shifted. ."One is blaming the other. The other is blaming someone else. What is the point of passing so many orders by us then?" he asked..Addressing the State Election Commission, the Chief Justice said that the Court's Registry has been receiving emails complaining of the violence that took place during the polls."Why couldn't you control the law and order situation? Do you know, our Registrar has received over 44 plus emails highlighting the issue of violence, etc," he remarked..Yesterday, the Court had ordered the State government to submit a report on concerns that large-scale violence took place in various districts of West Bengal during the elections..The SEC submitted a report today stating that no illegality had taken place during nomination withdrawals, adding that the process of withdrawal was videographed. The Court took the same on record. .Over the course of the last month, in the run-up to the panchayat polls, the High Court was swamped with endless petitions that complained of poll-related violence, irregularities in nomination filings, malpractices in the manner of nomination withdrawals and allied concerns. A number of petitioners alleged that members and agents of the State's ruling party, the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) were involved in fueling such violence. .A bench led by Chief Justice Sivagnanam had earlier ordered the deployment of central paramilitary forces to rein in the possible violence that may erupt during the poll process. The matter briefly reached Supreme Court as well, when the SEC challenged this order before the top court. However, after the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the High Court's directive, and amid contempt petitions by opposition party leaders, the SEC undertook to comply with the order for deploying such central forces. .More recently, the High Court directed that central paramilitary forces should continue to remain deployed in West Bengal for 10 days after declaration of results.