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Will confer highest state honour on officers, if Centre takes away medals: Mamata

IANS  |  Kolkata 

At a time the Centre is considering action against police officers who were involved in the face-off between the and CBI officials, Chief Minister on Friday said her government would confer the highest state honour, if the takes away medals from them.

According to sources, the government has decided to take stern action against five senior police officers who participated in a street protest with the medals given to for

"I will give these five senior officials the highest state honour, if the Centre takes away their medals. Also, I will send a strongly-worded letter, if they send me one," she said.

Banerjee also described the Centre's plan as a part of "campaign" before polls, and said the Centre cannot take action against them.

"This is about campaigning. Police officers are under the They (the centre) have no moral authority to say all this. They cannot take any action against my police officers. Law and order lies with the

"A campaign is going on and if they take any action against my officers, all the officers in this country is together. I am telling you," Banerjee said.

At the time of election, "they are doing this to stop our political voice but they cannot stop all political voices and this is nuisance".

She asked what action has been taken against the "accused" BJP leaders who allegedly took money from chit funds".

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 23:36 IST
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