Mamata Banerjee orders police for security before polls

News Desk: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked Director General of Police for Counter Intelligence Force (CIF), Special Task Force (STF) and the Cyber Crime Cells to prevent conspirators from damaging the reputation of the State.

The decision came after villagers at Belpahari in Jhargram woke up on August 15 to find Maoist posters asking them to observe “Independence Day as a black day”

On August 27, some unknown persons had also opened fire at the house of a local LPG dealer at Ponchapani village under Belpahari police station. The LPG dealer told police that he received an extortion note of Rs 2 lakh in July from some unknown people suspected as Maoists. Local inquiry revealed similar notes were also received by two other traders in the same village. But it has not been proved that Maoists are creating a group in Bengal.

She asked the senior bureaucrats to pay surprise visits to Ayodhya Pahar and keep an eye on the bordering areas.