Maoist leaflets found in West Bengal secretariat

May 8th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) There was a stir in the West Bengal state secretariat Friday following the discovery of Maoist leaflets demanding unconditional release of 12 of their leaders.
The leaflets were found scattered in the press corner - located in the highest security zone close to the chief minister’s office on the first floor of the Writers’ Building - the state government secretariat.

The leaflets, in the name of the Maoists’ spokesman Gour Chakraborty, carried photographs of the 12 leaders lodged in various jails of the country and demanded they be given status of political prisoners immediately.

Following the discovery, Chief Secretary Ashok Mohan Chakraborty called an emergency meeting and set up a committee to probe how the leaflets made it to the high-security zone.

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