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Cooch Behar firing: Mamata questions self-defence version of central forces, orders CID probe

Questioning the central forces' version of firing on voters in self-defence in Cooch Behar that killed four people, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government will initiate a CID probe into the incident.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 10, 2021 18:21 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee
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West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses an election campaign rally in support of party candidates Ratna Chatterjee and Partha Chatterjee.

Questioning the central forces' version of firing on voters in self-defence in Cooch Behar that killed four people, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government will initiate a CID probe into the incident.

Banerjee said there is no video footage or any other proof to substantiate the claims of the central forces.

"Where does this theory come from? Who was injured on their part? Is there any footage? After killing those people, they were supporting the act," she told reporters.

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"A CID probe will be initiated to find out the circumstances behind the incident," the CM added.

Four people were killed as central forces opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals, who "attempted to snatch their rifles", police said.

Banerjee reiterated her demand for the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the firing incident in Cooch Behar, and wondered whose "direct interference into the functioning of the Election Commission and central forces" led to the excesses.

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