CID probe ordered into incident involving Mamata`s convoy

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 15:55

Kolkata: The West Bengal government Wednesday ordered a CID probe into Monday`s incident in which a truck hit a vehicle in the convoy of Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee at Kolaghat when she was returning from Lalgarh after addressing a rally.

"The CID will look into the complaints regarding the incident," state Home Secretary Samar Ghosh, who yesterday termed it prima facie as an accident, told reporters at the
Writers` Buildings.

The Railway Minister complained of chest pain after the incident. One of Mamata`s bodyguards was injured when the truck coming from the opposite direction swerved and hit the car. The driver was later arrested.

Trinamool Congress leader Subhendu Adhikary, MP, lodged a complaint with the police at Kolaghat alleging that a murderous attempt was made on the life of the Railway Minister.
Banerjee`s additional private secretary Ratan Mukherjee had alleged yesterday that it was an attempt on her life because of a serious security breach which should be properly
investigated.
State DGP Bhupinder Singh had yesterday alleged that the Railway minister`s car had made an unscheduled and sudden halt. He also said that Banerjee did not accept security under Z-plus category to which she was entitled to.

Bureau Report




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