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Law will take its own course: Mamata on college elections violence

Updated: February 14, 2013, 5:22 PM IST
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Law will take its own course: Mamata on college elections violence
The West Bengal CM visited the house of the slain policeman who was killed during the TMC-Congress clashes.

Kolkata: Two days after violence at Garden Reach claimed the life of a police officer, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the law would take its own course in the case. "Law will take its own course and my one line is enough," the chief minister, who returned from Digha and was accompanied by Trinamool Congress All-India general secretary Mukul Roy, told reporters after visiting the family of the slain Special Branch sub-inspector, Tapas Chowdhury, at their Thakurpukur residence said.

Mamata who entered the house after paying homage with folded hands before the portrait of the deceased officer at the main door, said that she had heard that FIRs had not been lodged against some persons for the violence on February 12.

"FIRs were not lodged against some more persons. Why it was not done I will inquire. It has to be done," Mamata, who is in charge of the Home (police) department, said after the 15 minute visit. "It's a personal loss to me. I have known him and his family for a long time. The incident happened when I was at a programme at Nandigram. I heard it on the way," Mamata said.

She said that the slain SI's wife, Minati, would get all the financial benefits, including increment and promotion due to the officer till his scheduled retirement in 2017. The officer's daughter, Tanushree, would be given a job in a clerical post in the police department and the state government would bear the expense for the education of his son, Tamal.

The chief minister said that the family would be given Rs 15 lakh as insurance accident benefit and another Rs five lakh by her government.

An additional Rs five lakh would be given from the chief minister's relief fund for the officer's aged mother to meet her medical expenses and for a unmarried sister, Mamata said.

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