Mamata assures Centre of all cooperation to fight terrorism

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Mamata assures Centre of all cooperation to fight terrorism
Kolkata/Burdwan (WB), Oct 27: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today assured the Centre of all cooperation to fight terrorism and promised to work together, as the country's security and intelligence chiefs including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval discussed with her the Burdwan blast case.

"We discussed the issue with the chief minister. The chief minister assured us to extend all cooperation and work together with the Centre to fight terrorism," Prakash Mishra, Special Secretary, Union Home Ministry, told reporters after the meeting with Banerjee which lasted over an hour at the state secretariat.

Doval, Mishra, NSG DG J N Chowdhury and two senior intelligence officers from the Centre and state first met the chief minister. State Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra, Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee, state DGP GMP Reddy and city police commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha joined later.

Although the NSA did not interact with the media, Mishra said that the government had taken the Burdwan blast seriously and described it as an "issue of terror". "The investigation to Burdwan blast will be taken to its logical end," he promised, adding that the Centre and the state were together on the issue of fighting terrorism.

"Very senior officers of both the Centre and the state are here. We have resolved to work together on this issue," he said.

PTI

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