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Accident, not attack that left Mamata injured, says EC

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New Delhi, March 14 : The Election Commission on Sunday ruled out any attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her campaign in Nandigram Assembly constituency on Wednesday evening, saying it was an accident that resulted in her injuries.
The poll panel said it could not find any significant pointers to suggest any pre-meditated or planned attack on Banerjee’ convoy and contended that there was lack of coordination between security arrangements by the police headquarters and local Superintendent of Police due to frequent changes to the Chief Minister’s programme.
There is no evidence of an attack carried out on the West Bengal Chief Minister, it said, basing its conclusion on the report submitted by the EC’s special observers Ajay Nayak and Vivek Dubey on the incident.
Based on the report from the special observers, the commission said that Director (Security) Vivek Sahay, who was ultimately in charge of her security, failed in prevailing upon the Chief Minister to not flout security protocols.
“In fact, Sahay was sitting in the bullet-proof vehicle meant for her.” EC observers have suggested stringent action against Sahay and removal of the East Midnapore District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police.


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