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Mamata visits slain cop's residence

Posted on Feb 14, 10:10PM | IBNS

Kolkata, Feb 14 : A day after 12 people were arrested in connection to a violence in Kolkata's Garden Reach area, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday visited the residence of slain sub-inspector Tapas Choudhury here.

Choudhury was killed while four other students were injured as clashes between supporters of Chhatra Parishad (CP) and Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) broke out when leaders from both the sides were filing nomination papers for upcoming students' union election.

Banerjee said law will take its own course in connection to the case.

"Law will take its own course. My one line is enough," Banerjee told reporters on Thursday.

She said Choudhury's wife will get Rs 15 lakh as insurance accident benefit and Rs 5 lakh from the state government.

Banerjee said additional Rs 5 lakh will be given to the family from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

The Chief Minister said Choudhury's daughter Tanushree will get a job in a clerical post in the police department.

She said the government will also bear the expense for the education of his son.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Police Commissioner RK Pachnanda has been removed from his post, local news channels reported on Thursday.

"Surojit Kar Purokayastha, IG, Law and Order, is likely to replace him," CNN-IBN reported quoting sources.

The police on Wednesday said they have arrested 12 people, including prime accused Suhan, in connection to the violence.

Suhan has been accused of firing at the cop during the violence at Harimohan Ghose College in Garden Reach area on Tuesday.

The Opposition alleged that Suhan is close to Trinamool Congress (TMC) councillor Mohammed Iqbal.

TV footage by local channels claimed Iqbal also attempted to slap a cop.

Pertinently, TMCP and CP are the student wings of ruling Trinamool Congress and Congress respectively.