Situation in Singur under control: Home Secy

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Singur, Aug 5 (UNI) West Bengal Home Secretary Ashok Mohan Chakraborty today said the situation in Singur was under control, but if needed more security forces would be deployed here.

Mr Chakraborty made this observations while addressing the media after holding a high-level meeting with Tata Motors and West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) officers to assess the law and order situation here.

''Though Singur underwent a state of unrest backed by Trinamool supporters, the situation is under control and there is no need to panic now,'' he added.

After visiting the Tata Motors project site, Mr Chakraborty advised the company's personnel to carry on their work and said the small-car Nano would roll out from the Singur unit within the stipulated time-period.

When asked whether Section 144 would be imposed here, he said the decision was solely in the discretion of the district administration.

DG Anup Bhushan Bohra, IG(Law and Order) Raj Kanojia, DIG (Bardhaman Range) Harmin Preet Singh, SP (Hooghly) Rajiv Misra and DM (Hooghly) Neelam Meena were among others present in the meeting.

Mr Chakraborty also said a similar meeting would be held soon adding Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee would be apprised of the law and order situation here.


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