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  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her police in the wake of crowd violence during an I-League football match Dec 9, which left a player seriously injured, and blamed it on the embarrassingly low strength of the force. The police are being blamed for the fracas where over a lakh spectators were present. What do people expect the police to do? Do they want a lakh of policemen for a lakh of spectators, said Banerjee at a city police function here. The strength of the police when compared to the ten crore population of the state is embarrassingly low. It is not possible for the police to provide security to each and every house, she said. [caption id=attachment_556220 align=alignleft width=380

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her police in the wake of crowd violence during an I-League football match Dec 9, which left a player seriously injured, and blamed it on the embarrassingly low strength of the force. The police are being blamed for the fracas where over a lakh spectators were present. What do people expect the police to do? Do they want a lakh of policemen for a lakh of spectators, said Banerjee at a city police function here. The strength of the police when compared to the ten crore population of the state is embarrassingly low. It is not possible for the police to provide security to each and every house, she said. [caption id=attachment_556220 align=alignleft width=380