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Steel glare on leaders

July 18: Trinamul secretary-general Partha Chatterjee has instructed Durgapur mayor Apurba Mukherjee to showcause the two party leaders accused by Shyam SEL Power Ltd officials of extortion attempts and issuing threats.

The Shyam SEL officials had lodged a police complaint yesterday against local Trinamul leaders Alok Das and Chanchal Banerjee.

“I have asked Apurba Mukherjee to showcause the two party leaders named in the company’s complaint. Such incidents cause serious damage to the party’s image and will not be tolerated,” said Chatterjee, also the education minister.

Mukherjee said he had sought reports from Das and Banerjee.

Shyam SEL Power Limited and Gagan Ferrotech Ltd are vying with each other to get a 24-acre plot in Asansol to implement their expansion plans.

The two plants have applied to the government for the land.