Nandigram security lacked coordination: Panel report | Kolkata News


KOLKATA: The West Bengal government committee of chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and DGP P Nirajnayan submitted a report to the Election Commission on whether other officials had failed to provide protection to chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram on March 10, leading to her injury.
On Sunday, EC had suspended Vivek Sahay, director, security and Praveen Prakash, SP of East Midnapore, and transferred DM Vibhu Goel.
The poll panel had wanted the state government to identify the negligent staff by Wednesday.
The committee’s report found there was a lack of coordination between East Midnapore district police and special security wing that provides security to CM.
A few security officers were named in the report for their failure to act on the spot when a mob came into close proximity to Banerjee, sources said.
The committee further found that security officers did not get off their cars to set up a security ring around the CM, as per protocol.
Even the EC observers had mentioned in their report that the CM’s car was moving while the door next to her was open, which is a major security hazard.
Sources said the driver too may be brought under the probe ambit.

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