Security breach at CM’s residence: 8-member SIT formed to probe lapses

A man had sneaked into the premises and spent around seven hours there.

An eight-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed on Tuesday to probe the security breach at chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s Kalighat residence recently. The SIT – formed by Kolkata Police – will be led by two officers, deputy commissioner detective department (special) and deputy commissioner of Special Task Force (STF).

On the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, a man entered the premises of Mamata Banerjee’s residence around 1 am by climbing a wall, spent around seven hours there and was spotted by the CM’s staff at around 8.30 am. The SIT will probe how the man entered the Z-category security zone. The arrested man has been remanded to police custody till July 11. While the police are yet to zero in on the exact motive, there are indications by the police that he is mentally unstable. However, since the security lapses were clearly there, the SIT will now probe how this happened and how to plug the loopholes.

Meanwhile, police on duty at Nabanna and her Kalighat residence have been prevented from using mobile phones on duty. They have to submit phones before they start duty.

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