Mamata raises question over Maoist leader's death

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Kolkata, Sep 6: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee raised doubts over the encounter death of key Maoist suspect in the Gyaneshwari Express derailment disaster.

On Sunday, Sep 5, during a function at Howrah Station, Mamata Banerjee told that the police had killed the Maoist-backed People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) leader Umakanto Mahato for wiping out evidence in the Gyaneshwari Express derailment case.

Umakanto Mahato was killed in a police encounter on August 27, 2010. The Gyaneshwari express disaster, which killed 71 passengers and injured 200, happened in May 2010 in West Bengal.

"If they think they can wipe out evidence by killing a prime suspect in the Gyaneshwari Express sabotage, it is a wrong theory," said Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.

Earlier in Aug 2010, Mamata raised raised questions over the encounter death Naxal leader Azad. She told that Azad's killing was not correct, which sparked a lot of controversy.

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