India: Police Attack Journalists In West Midnapore, West Bengal
Indian Railway Minister and TMC chief, Mamata Banerjee has left Kolkata for West Medinipur. She is expected to reach the Midnapore hospital at night and stay there for the night. Miss Banerji accused the ruling CPIM Party for influencing thepolice to attack the opposition party's relief camp on the basis of fake charges. Chief Minister, Buddhadev Bhattacharya expressed grief and ordered an inquiry into the incident. He defended the police lathicharge, saying the joint forces were obstructed from arresting the Maoists who had come from Silda and so conducted the exercise under the order of Anish Sarkar, DSP(Operations).
Tuesday will be observed as Black Day in West Medinipur district by the Trinamool Congress party to protest against today's police excesses.