Government worried over Bengal violence: Chidambaram

June 17th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS  

P. Chidambaram New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said the government is “worried about the consequences” of the violence in West Bengal where three activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) were killed by suspected Maoists Wednesday.
“There are adequate central paramilitary forces” available to tackle the violence, he told reporters here, while saying the government was “worried about the consequences”. Maoist violence against ruling CPI-M workers has spread from Lalgarh to Jhargram in Bengal’s West Midnapore district.

Lalgarh has been on the boil since last November. Seven CPI-M men have been killed and six are missing since last week, with the area witnessing continuous clashes between cadres of the CPI-M and Maoists.

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