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Mamata demands enquiry by NIA into Vedic Village affairs

kolkata Updated: Aug 30, 2009 16:04 IST

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Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday demanded an enquiry by the National Investigation Agency into the affairs of premier resort, Vedic Village on the northern outskirts of the city, where arms were found after it was burnt down by a mob on August 23.



Alleging that illegal arms were stockpiled at Rajarhat, where the resort is located and that clandestine land deals had been struck for it she said, "Let there be an investigation by the National Investigation Agency to ascertain which politicians and ministers have taken land."



She told a news channel from Delhi that she wanted a probe by NIA as illegal arms manufacturing units existed at Rajharhat and attempts to grab land were made.



On CPI(M)'s allegation of involvement of her party MLA Arabul Islam and his brother in 'forcible' land acquisition for the resort, Banerjee said "We are transparent. If the charges against my partyman are found true, we will take action.



"Arabul has been MLA for two years, but Vedic Village was set up 15 years ago," she said.