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POLITICS-Just Deserts

Punjab police without its knowledge and approval. More recently, however, the champions of such derring-do are having second thoughts. Though the Punjab police, says The Telegraph's Chandigarh correspondent, "are behind the May 17 killing of the Sikh couple in Calcutta, they will not admit it because an FIR has been lodged by the Calcutta police". "The men involved", he continues, "will be charged with murder", particularly as a woman against whom the police had no charges at all has also been wantonly gunned down. The Left Front government and some of its admirers are annoyed, it seems, more because of the Punjab police's violation of West Bengal's jurisdiction. They are yet to condemn the illegal and brutal murders.

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