Mamata Warns Against Filling Up of Water Bodies


Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday issued strict instructions to police to take stern steps against promoters and all others filling up water bodies in the state, and said no one should not be spared.

“I have instructed the police to take strong action against any attempts to fill up water bodies for building construction. Previously, there had been many cases of illegal filling up of water bodies. I will not tolerate any such menace in future,” the Chief Minister said at Nabanna on Tuesday.

She said the police have been directed to take action against the offenders responsible for filling up water bodes irrespective of political affiliations. “The police will not spare any offender, whichever party he might be associated with. The offender will not be spared even if he refers to my name. The offender has no political or religious colour,” the chief minister said.

She also said anyone trying to expand his or own business taking the name of Trinamool will not be spared. “I will not allow anyone to use Trinamool’s name for personal benefit,” she said.