BJP trying to smuggle trouble-mongers from Jharkhand, alleges Mamata Banerjee
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee conducted a meeting with 355 surrendered Maoists at Nabanna, the state secretariat on Tuesday and said that BJP was trying to smuggle in trouble-mongers into West Bengal from the adjoining Jharkhand state.
The meeting was also attended by state home secretary Atri Bhattacharya, senior police officials and SPs of Maoist-affected districts.
After the meeting the state issued a press statement which read, ‘“We have specific information that some people are trying to create problems in the area by creating divisions between Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Remember the Maoists still have quite a strong presence at Jharkhand. So you all have to be very careful and need to cooperate in strengthening the administrative network in the region by constantly interacting with the police,”’ said the chief minister at the meeting.
Without naming former IPS officer and SP of West Midnapore Bharati Ghosh who is at present wanted by the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Mamata told surrendered Maoists not to interact with any ex-police officers. ‘Do not talk or listen to former police officers. Speak only to the existing police officers. Police will give you total cooperation’, the statement said.
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