Army exercise with police coordination, says Eastern Command

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Army was deployed at toll plazas in different places in the state without informing the state government and termed it as "unprecedented and a very serious matter".

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:December 2, 2016 1:25 am
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Army on Thursday night said they are conducting routine exercise with full knowledge and coordination with West Bengal police. “Army conducting routine exercise with full knowledge & coord with WB Police. Speculation of army taking over toll plaza incorrect,” a statement by the Eastern command said on Twitter. “Routine exercise in all NE states. In Assam@18 places, Arunanchal @13, WB@19, Manipur@6, Nagaland@5, Meghalaya@5, Tripura & Mizoram@1”, it said. Kolkata Police, however, said they have raised objection to this Army exercise due to security reasons and traffic problem.

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“Army exercise at Toll Plaza was objected to in writing by Kolkata Police, citing security reasons & traffic inconvenience,” the city police said in a twitter message on Thursday night. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Army was deployed at toll plazas in different places in the state without informing the state government and termed it as “unprecedented and a very serious matter”. She further said “Whatever reason they are giving is not correct. They are lying. They are changing their reasons time to time. The MHA has the complete data of the vehicles moving in different states in the country”.

Earlier, a defence spokesperson said that the Army conducts bi-ennial exercise throughout the country with the aim of getting statistical data about the load carriers that could be made available to the army in case of a contingency. “There is nothing alarming about this and it is carried out as per government orders”, Wing Commander S S Birdi said. The exercise gives an estimate about the number of vehicles passing through a certain area that could be tapped during operations, he said.

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    Arun
    Dec 2, 2016 at 6:17 am
    Army Authorities have now clarified that they were conducting routine exercise with full knowledge and coordination with West Bengal police.Therefore it is 100% sure that Mamata Banerjee has become insane and needs immediate admission in Mental hospital and then to be treated by Senior Physiatrists. Really it is shame on her part to talk nonsense and misleading public.How is it an insane person rule state as CM and spoil their routine life.One must condemn her activities since Demonetization. She is the crook lady can do anything to damage image of India.
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      drbcp
      Dec 2, 2016 at 7:21 am
      When Central govt,deploying army for excercise purpose,it should inform State govt.concerned beforehand,otherwise it lead to a chaotic and funny situation.
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        joe
        Dec 1, 2016 at 9:53 pm
        Mrs anti-Modi, Mrs anti-India, Mrs anti-hindu, Mrs International prosute = Mamta Banerjee
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          Laxmi Narayan Naren
          Dec 1, 2016 at 8:13 pm
          Police- under State govt.lt;br/gt;Law and order- under police authoritylt;br/gt;CM objecting Army deploymentlt;br/gt;And Army with Police coordination....lt;br/gt;Jai Hind??
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            manu
            Dec 2, 2016 at 4:10 am
            Seems she has Gone bersek. Why is she complaining for coup? any valid reasons? She can't get a single vote beyond Bengal?
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              Sheolakhan Singh
              Dec 2, 2016 at 6:54 am
              Mamata does not deserve to be CM.Her aim is to create chaos in the country.Her anger is well known to all but this low mentality is against country.When army explained the situation what is wrong in that.Her aim is to defame country and army as well. This act is highly condemnable.
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                k
                Dec 1, 2016 at 8:39 pm
                Mamta has become mad in total. she has become another kejri. God save the country - srinivasan
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                  vicki Sharma
                  Dec 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm
                  Why bring in the army in to politics. It is doing routine duty for the safety and security in the country.
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