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TV journos held for trailing Mamata's car

October 14, 2009 16:08 IST

An FIR was lodged by the Trinamool Congress after a car trailed Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee when she was returning home from a meeting in Kolkata, but it turned out that the 'pursuers' were television journalists seeking an interview with her.

North 24 Parganas Superintendent of Police, Rahul Srivastava said that the car with a press sticker began following the minister's car at BH block at Salt Lake on Tuesday night. The car belonged to Chhobis Ghonta and the journalists of the Bengali news channel were seeking an interview with the minister, he said.

The journalists gave a clarification to the police after a complaint was lodged by the Trinamool Congress, he said, adding that an inquiry would be made. The minister was returning home after a meeting at the residence of painter Suvoprasanna.

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