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Kolkata: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asserted that those who were involved behind the Malda incident would be unmasked and punished, criticizing the Mamata Banerjee government.

Describing the January 3 violence in Malda district’s Kaliachak, where a police station was attacked and several vehicles torched, as “not a small incident”, Rajnath Singh said no one in Bengal including police were safe.

“The Trinamool government described itself as the government of ‘Maa, Maati and Manush’ (Mother, land and people). But neither Maa, Maati nor Manush is safe. No one is safe in Bengal. Even police are not safe here,” Rajnath Singh said at a party rally here in North 24 Parganas district, about 50 km from Kolkata.

“The Malda incident is not a small incident, and I want to tell this state government and the chief minister that those who are behind this incident, they will have to be unmasked. ”Who are responsible for the Malda incident, that needs to be unravelled. Just a few arrests will not suffice,” said Rajnath Singh, wondering why the state government did not make elaborate police arrangements to tackle the situation.

“Didn’t the government know that such a large procession will be there? Was it not the state government’s responsibility to make suitable police arrangement?” he asked. The home minister said the situation could have been averted had a senior police officer been at the spot from the beginning.

“I assure you, all those behind the Malda incident will be unmasked, and their destination will be jail. ”The criminals have become so emboldened that they are now attacking police stations. Do the people of Bengal want such governance?” he asked. Rajnath Singh also rejected Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s claim that the incident was merely a dispute between the BSF and the locals.

“This was not a dispute between the BSF and a mob. Can the attackers on the BSF be called a mob? ”This government is trying to shield those who attacked the BSF, a force which secures our borders and has been giving a befitting reply to Pakistan. ”But those who attacked the BSF personnel are roaming scot-free. How can this happen?” asked Rajnath Singh.(IANS)

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Filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar pointed out a “glaring error” made in a West Bengal school book and urged the West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to rectify it.

Farhan, who played the title role in the Indian track and field legend Milkha Singh’s biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, pointed out that a Bengali school textbook carried his image instead of the athlete.

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“To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal. There is a glaring error with the image used in one of the school text books to depict Milkha Singhji. Could you please request the publisher to recall and replace this book? Sincerely,” Farhan tweeted on Sunday.

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On the work front, he will be next seen in director Shonali Bose’s “The Sky Is Pink”, alongside Priyanka Chopra and Zaira Wasim. (IANS)

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