Naxal menace: Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee aiming to gain political capital

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New Delhi/Kolkata, Oct. 27 (ANI): Aiming to derive the maximum political capital from the West Bengal Government's inability to counter the Naxal menace effectively, Railways Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has decided to bring relatives of two policemen kidnapped by Maoists in West Bengal's Lalgarh District to Delhi on Tuesday for a meeting with Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram.

Trinamool leader Partha Chatterjee, who is accompanying them to the national capital, said before boarding the train at the Howrah Railway Station that they were going to Delhi on Banerjee's instructions.

The two policemen kidnapped are sub-inspector Kanchan Garai and constable Sabir Mollah. They were nabbed from their camp at Dharampur on July 30.

On Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya had erroneously told a press conference that the two policemen had been killed, but changed his statement later.

The chief minister's statement took the state administration by surprise because police had information to the contrary.

The families are desperate to have the two kidnapped policemen rescued. (ANI)

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