An FIR was lodged by the Trinamool Congress after a car was found trailing the convoy of party chief Mamata Banerjee while she was returning home from a meeting, however, police clarified that it was a group of local scribes seeking an interview with the Railway Minister.
"There was a conspiracy to kill Mamata," party General Secretary Mukul Roy said soon after filing the case.
Earlier, Banerjee alleged the car with a press sticker chased her convoy last night and tried to dash against it while she was going home after attending a meeting with intellectuals at painter Suvaprasanna's residence in Salt Lake.
"The driver of the car did not have a license," she claimed, adding the people in it were "spying" on her as her convoy did not have a police escort.
North 24 Parganas Superintendent of Police Rahul Srivastava, however, said the car which began following the minister's car at BH block in Salt Lake belonged to 'Chhobis Ghonta', a Bengali TV news channel.
The journalists were seeking an interview with the minister, the said.
The journalists had given a clarification to this effect to the police after a complaint was lodged by the Trinamool Congress, he said.
The police officer said that since an FIR was filed, an inquiry would be made.