Political violence threat to internal security: WB Governor

Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 15:34

Kolkata: Expressing regret over the firing
incident in Netai in West Midnapore district in which nine
persons were killed, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan Friday said political violence in the state was a threat to internal
security.

"Political violence in the state is a threat to internal
security. It is a matter of grave concern. The Netai incident
should not have happened," Narayanan told reporters on the
sidelines of a seminar here.

Asked about the report he was to send to the Centre after
his visit to Netai village near Lalgarh where suspected CPI(M)
armed cadre had indulged in firing on January 7, he replied,
"You should check it out with the Centre and the state
government and not with me."

Narayanan had described the firing incident of January 7
as "a day of sorrow and shame for the state" and had said it
was time for the government to act before reaching a point of
no return.

‘EC team’s report this week’

Meanwhile, the six-member Election
Commission team, visiting Lalgarh region of poll-bound West
Bengal, would submit its report by the end of this week on the
situation prevailing there, Election Commissioner VS Sampath
said.

"The team is expected to come back perhaps by the end
of this week. They will submit their feedback to us," he told
reporters.

The six-member special EC team, led by Chief Electoral
Officer (CEO) of Bihar Sudhir Kumar Rakesh, are on a visit to
the Lalgarh region to make an independent assessment of the
law and order situation following recent political violence
there.

The other members are Zaki Ahmed (DIG, National Crime
Record Bureau), P R K Naidu (DIG, National Crime Record
Bureau) and D K Pandey (ADG, Jharkhand), V S Reddy (DIG,
Andhra Pradesh) and P S Rampassi (DIG, Orissa).

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 15:34

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