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WB minister receives threat SMS from Maoists

PTI  Kolkata, July 15, 2013
First Published: 20:41 IST(15/7/2013) | Last Updated: 20:43 IST(15/7/2013)

West Bengal transport minister Madan Mitra today said he has received a SMS threat from the Maoists in the wake of his decision to form anti-terror committees to thwart the left-wing extremists. "Ak Madaner madote Trinamool birodhi jekono bektike Maobadi bole Chinhhito korte Gestapo bahini toiri hochhe, Sesher she din Voyangkar (We are setting up a Gestapo brigade against identification of any anti-Trinamool person as Maoist under the insistence of some Madan.

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Last days are terrifying)," the SMS sent by one Rupchand from Dodhichi said. "I received this SMS last night. Already lodged a complaint with the police and informed this to the city police commissioner. I am not afraid of such a threat. The decision taken by me will remain unchanged. Those behind this SMS are cowards.

If courageous, they should come forward," Mitra said. Raising an alarm against possible Maoist threat in the state, Mitra earlier suggested setting up anti-violence and anti-terror committees under his constituency to avert any subversive activities by the ultras to destabilise the state. "I have specific information that the Maoists are again trying to vitiate atmosphere in West Bengal to disturb peace in the state," Mitra said, adding "soon I shall launch campaign against terror and violence in my constituency to make people aware of possible threat."

Mitra also said that he had asked the Detective Department of the city police and the CID to look into the matter and initiate appropriate action to curb the menace. "Such committees will be formed at different places under Belghoria area by the people to keep a vigil against violence, terror or any subversive activities by the Maoists," Mitra said.


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