After army, Mamata pulls up Centre for deploying CRPF in state without notice

After alleging that the centre had deployed army in West Bengal without informing the state govt, Mamata has now said that centre has deployed CRPF.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 23 December lashed out at the central government and alleged that the government had deployed CRPF officials in Income Tax offices without prior informing the authorities.

After the “military coup” attack, Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh saying that the government had deployed CRPF to provide “security” to the IT officials. Adding that the move was “unconstitutional” and “illegal” Mamata has claimed that did not even communicate before deploying CRPF officials.

The central government has reportedly deployed 15 CRPF personnel to provide security to the Income Tax officials who have been conducting raids post demonetisation across the state. Mamata Banerjee has asked the government to immediately revoke the order adding the police officials will provide the required security.

Earlier this month, Mamata Banerjee had alleged that the Central government had deployed army on toll plazas in the state without the permission of the state government.

Terming it as a very “sensitive” matter, Mamata Banerjee asked the centre if it was “military coup”. West Bengal’s Didi also went on to stay at the secretariat overnight claiming to “guard” the state’s “democracy”. She has also refused to leave the office till the army moves across the state.

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Meanwhile the army has rubbished Mamata’s claims of a “military coup and asserted that it was only a routine exercise. The army also furnished all the documents against her claims of a “military coup” orchestrated by the Central government. The documents showed that  the Army informed the West Bengal police and the state government before carrying out the routine exercises.

The army has also rubbished Mamata Banerjee’s claims that army collected money from commuters at the toll counters at Dankuni toll plaza in Hooghly district and Pallsit toll plaza in Burdwan district.