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Police face party flak

Chinsurah, Sept. 7: Police here were left on the wrong side of political parties when leaders took on the force for its inability to stem a spurt in crime.

The town, about 40 km from Calcutta, has witnessed nine murders in 10 days. The police have yet to crack a single case.

The district CPM leadership today condemned the “inefficient” tackling of “anti-social activities”. “We must admit that the police lack motivation because of reasons best known to them. We want them to be firm,” said Sunil Sarkar, a party leader.

Trinamul MP and district party chief Akbar Ali Khondakar said: “They lack motivation because they have become stooges of the communists. How will they tackle crime if they are busy keeping their CPM bosses happy'”

Metro suicide: Taxi driver A.R. Thoi, 25, jumped in front of a Dum Dum-bound train at Girish Park station tonight. Metro services were disrupted for about 90 minutes after the incident.

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