Mamata demands Central probe into Maoist attack in Bengal
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 21:41
  
New Delhi: Refusing to believe that Maoists were behind yesterday's attack in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday demanded a central probe to identify those behind the killing of policemen.

"It was a shocking incident and we condemn it. So many policemen were killed. Centre should probe into it to find out the culprits behind the incident," Mamata said here.

When it was pointed out that Maoist leader Kishenji has claimed responsibility for the attack on the police camp in West Midnapore, she countered, "Who said so? I do not know who are these people. There should be an investigation by the Centre to unveil the truth."

In a biggest ever Maoist attack in West Bengal, Maoists overran the paramilitary camp killing 24 jawans.

Blaming the state government for the incident, she said "There is a total failure of the law-and-order situation in the state and the state government should be held accountable for the ongoing political violence. It is the duty of the state government to protect its people."

About the Lalgargh operation, she said "Centre and the state together launched a joint operation in Lalgarh. But was carried out without our knowledge."

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 21:41


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