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Mamata Banerjee holds emergency meet amid violence in Bengal

In the meeting at her Kalighat residence, Banerjee directed the officials to take strict action against those indulging in vandalism.

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Dec 16, 2019, 09.42 AM IST
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She has asked the police forces to act quickly and take strict immediate steps to deal with such incidents.

KOLKATA: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee held an emergency meeting with senior officers of the state administration and police forces on Sunday night and directed them to remain on high alert, amid incidents of violence in the state.

In the meeting at her Kalighat residence, Banerjee directed the officials to take strict action against those indulging in vandalism, an official said. “The meeting was held on the basis of intelligence inputs. The chief minister directed that all the police stations in the state must be on high alert,” a senior official, who was present at the meeting, said. “She has asked the police forces to act quickly and take strict immediate steps to deal with such incidents,” he added.

Chief secretary Rajiva Sinha, home secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay, DGP Virendra, ADG Gyanwant Singh and Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma were among those present at the meeting.

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