EC asked West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay a detailed report

News Desk: Injury to Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s leg in Nandigram was accidental, a detailed report presented to the Election Commission says. The EC had sought this report from special observers Vivek Dubey and Ajay Nayak.

Sources tell that the special observers in their report ruled out the possibility that the injury was the result of an attack. While stating that there is no evidence of an attack on Mamata Banerjee’s convoy, the special observers said she was in the midst of heavy police cover at the time of the incident.

Expressing displeasure over Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay’s earlier report in this regard, the Election Commission has now sought a detailed report from him.

Special police observer Vivek Dubey and special observer Ajay Nayak inspected the accident site in Bengal’s Nandigram before submitting their detailed report to the EC on Saturday.

Chief Secretary’s report ‘vague’

In his report, the West Bengal Chief Secretary had stated that a car door slammed on Mamata Banerjee’s leg as she was campaigning in Nandigram on March 10.

However, the earlier report did not state exactly how the car door slammed on the West Bengal chief minister’s leg.

The EC felt that the Chief Secretary’s report was ambiguous and lacked crucial details.

Mamata to return to campaign trail

A delegation of the Trinamool Congress met EC officials in Delhi on Friday and said that the injury to Mamata Banerjee’s leg was part of a “political conspiracy”. Senior officials of the Election Commission then met with a delegation of BJP leaders to discuss the matter.

After spending two days in medical care, a wheelchair-bound Mamata Banerjee was seen leaving the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata on Friday evening. She has already announced her plans to return to the campaign trail.