Kolkata: The West Bengal government was
on Tuesday urged by the ruling Trinamool Congress Legislature Party
to investigate if police officers had helped in supply of arms
from state armouries to CPI(M) cadres during the previous Left
CPI(M) cadres were supplied arms from state armouries
for use against political opponents during the previous Left
Front regime, Trinamool Congress Chief Whip Sobhandeb
Chattopadhay alleged in the assembly.
Stating party chief minister Mamata Banerjee when she
was in the opposition had made similar allegations, he said
the role of then SPs and officers-in-charge in supplying arms
from state armouries and police stations to CPI(M) cadres
should be probed.
A probe was necessary to identify the guilty and give
them exemplary punishment, he said.
Besides the recovery of illegal arms, the discovery of
human skeletons was also a dangerous sign, he said.
Later he told reporters that there was a huge quantity
of illegal arms at Garbeta and Keshpur in West Midnapur
district, Nanoor in Birbhum district and Goghat and Arambag in
His demand came in the backdrop recent arrest of the
former CPI(M) minister Sushanto Ghosh, a sitting legislator
from Garbeta, in connection with recovery of skeletons from
near his ancestral residence in West Midnapur district.