The West Bengal government on
Tuesday admitted that investigation into the November 2 mine blast on a convoy
of VVIPs near Salboni was suffering because of the agitation by tribals at
Lalgarh in West Midnapore district.
Roads remained blockaded and
electricity and drinking water supplies were snapped at Lalgarh as tribals
protested for the third consecutive day against alleged police atrocities
following the blast, from which two union ministers Ramvilas Paswan and
Jitindra Prasad besides Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee escaped uhurt.
The tribals under the banner of the Bharat Jakat Majhi
Marwa Juan Ganta, have demanded unconditional release of all those arrested and
a public apology by the Superintendent of Police for the
West Bengal government is still in a dilemma, whether to be
tough or initiate some kinds of talk.