Bengal government to send to Centre report on Darjeeling

The West Bengal government will be soon sending a report to the Union Home Ministry detailing the February eight violent incidents in Darjeeling hills that claimed the lives of two persons.

Updated: Feb 11, 2011, 23:07 PM IST

Kolkata: The West Bengal government will
be soon sending a report to the Union Home Ministry detailing
the February eight violent incidents in Darjeeling hills that
claimed the lives of two persons.

State`s Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh said a `factual`
report on the incidents would shortly be despatched to the
Home Ministry by the state home secretary.

Asked for his comment about the Centre not responding
to the state`s request for army deployment in Darjeeling,
Ghosh said, "We are not withdrawing our request. We are also
not pursuing the issue right now since the situation is now
under control."

To a question whether the report would contain
possible Maoist link with Darjeeling violence, the chief
secretary said "I have no such knowledge."

Ghosh said that FIRs had been lodged in connection
with the violence, adding that he had no idea about any
arrest.

"FIRs have been lodged, But no idea about arrest.
Police action will follow," he said.

The state home secretary is understood to have sent an
initial report to the Home Ministry, expressing government`s
wonder at the GJM violating agreement with the Centre, arrived
at last tripartite meeting, by indulging in violence and not
maintaining peace in the hills.

PTI