Arms seizures to continue in Bengal: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said police will continue their drive to seize illegal arms in the state as more weapons were today recovered in West Midnapore district.

Updated: May 23, 2011, 21:15 PM IST

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee on Monday said police will continue their drive to
seize illegal arms in the state as more weapons were today
recovered in West Midnapore district.

Talking to reporters here, she said that although her
party had been demanding seizure of illegal arms for the past
two years, the erstwhile Left Front government did not pay any
heed.

"We have now asked the police to recover the illegal
arms. The police have been asked to work impartially. Our
priority is to maintain law and order without looking at
political affiliations," she said.
According to her, no post-poll political violence is
taking place in the state.

"Small incidents are taking place, but these are not
political clashes. Other parties are involved in this."

Banerjee appealed to the people to inform police if
they had information about illegal arms and not to take the
law into their hands.
Asked whether she had ordered any enquiry on the
recovery of arms from near a CPI-M office at Enayatpur in
West Midnapore district yesterday, she replied, "The police
are doing whatever is needed to be done.

"They have already begun an enquiry. Let the police do
its work. I will let you know if I have anything to say."

Meanwhile, more illegal arms were seized from behind
the house of a CPI-M leader and a Marxist party office in West
Midnapore district.

PTI