New Delhi: Defending the state police in Birbhum district of West Bengal for its serious criticism over negligence in preventing the recent incident of violence, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the good deeds of the entire police force cannot be denied for the mistake of one or two persons.
Mamata Banerjee, who holds charge of the state’s home (police) department, said action has been taken against the policemen who allegedly did not take steps to stop the violence that took place in Bogtui village after the murder of a local Trinamool Congress leader.
In this violence, 8 people were killed in the violence and arson.
In view of the March 21 incident, the SHO of Rampurhat police station was suspended, while the SDPO of the tehsil has been put on the ‘mandatory waiting’ list.
Mamata Banerjee stated, “The state police continue to help people for years, whether it is in a law and order situation, or in aiding Covid-19 patients. It is not right to defame the entire police for the mistake of one or two personnel.”
She further added, “The Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the state government had done a great job during the investigation, but later the investigation was handed over to the CBI in view of the Calcutta High Court’s order.”
Terming West Bengal as the most peaceful state, Banerjee said a small incident has been overshadowed by a lot of hues and cries and this is being done to show that Mamata Banerjee’s government is very bad.