Mamata accuses Bhttacharjee of misleading the country

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New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI) : Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee accused West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee, of misleading the country over alleged killing of a two policemen by the Maoists.

On Saturday, Bhattacharjee had erroneously said the two policemen had been killed, but changed his statement later.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Banerjee said: "We thought it is a big case to meet the Home Minister and if a Chief Minister misleads the country like this, distorts the facts and misinforms the people and the family members, then it is (a matter) of great concern," Banerjee said.

Earlier in the day, she had called on Home Minister P. Chidambaram with the family members of the abducted police personnel Sabir Mollah and Kanchan Gorai.

On July 30, both Sub Inspector Garai and Constable Mollah were reported missing from the police camp in Lalgarh, West Medinipur District.

anerjee said, that Chidambaram has had assured all help to the families of the abducted cops.

"He (Chidambaram) assured the family members in front of us that whatever help and co-operation is needed from the state government to search.... would be given by the central," she added.

Banerjee also said that the Left Front Government in West Bengal has massacred democracy in the state and is inefficient of tackling the Maoist menace.

On this score, she demanded the Indian Army to be deployed in the state.

"If you want to combat the Maoists, then don't trust the state government. You go for army operation. You do it. This government is doing only politics and there is no democracy," Banerjee noted.

The Maoists recently released Athindranath Dutta, officer-in-charge of Sankrail Police Station in West Medinipur district of West Bengal, in exchange of 26 detained tribal women, owing allegiance to the Maoists.

Police obtained bail for the tribal women and set them free, following which the Maoists released Dutta in full media glare. (ANI)

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