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Bengal law and order better than before: Governor

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 19:59

Kolkata: Eighteen days after he had
stated that West Bengal used to be one of the safest places
in the country, the state`s Governor, MK Narayanan, on Monday said law and order in the state was now "better than before".

``Law and order situation in the state is better than
before,`` the Governor said when reporters sought his comment
at a function at Town Hall today.

Narayanan on March 1 had expressed serious concern
over a series of rape incidents including the Park Street car
rape, saying, "Bengal used to be one of the safest places in
the country. A single rape is bad for all of us. The number is
not important."

"Rapes are conducted not by outsiders. They are people
from Bengal," the Governor had said on the sidelines of a
programme at the Calcutta University on that day.

As reporters today referred to the arrest of CPI(M)
strongman Lakshman Seth, former MP, and two others by the
CID in the 2007 Nandigram `recapture`, the Governor did not
name anybody, but said that no investigation would move
forward without making any arrest.


First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 19:59
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