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Car follows Mamata convoy,TC claims murder conspiracy

An FIR was lodged by the Trinamool Congress after a car was found trailing the convoy of party chief Mamata Banerjee.

Written by Agencies | Kolkata |
October 14, 2009 5:08:42 pm

An FIR was lodged by the Trinamool Congress after a car was found trailing the convoy of party chief Mamata Banerjee while she was returning home from a meeting,however,police clarified that it was a group of local scribes seeking an interview with the Railway Minister.

“There was a conspiracy to kill Mamata,” party General Secretary Mukul Roy said soon after filing the case.

Earlier,Banerjee alleged the car with a press sticker chased her convoy last night and tried to dash against it while she was going home after attending a meeting with intellectuals at painter Suvaprasanna’s residence in Salt Lake.

“The driver of the car did not have a license,” she claimed,adding the people in it were “spying” on her as her convoy did not have a police escort.

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North 24 Parganas Superintendent of Police Rahul Srivastava,however,said the car which began following the minister’s car at BH block in Salt Lake belonged to ‘Chhobis Ghonta’,a Bengali TV news channel.

The journalists were seeking an interview with the minister,the said.

The journalists had given a clarification to this effect to the police after a complaint was lodged by the Trinamool Congress,he said.

The police officer said that since an FIR was filed,an inquiry would be made.

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