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WB people raid politicians’ homes to get their bribe money back

Published: June 25, 2019 22:10:29


People in India's West Bengal (WB) state are up in arms against politicians for an unusual reason - they are demanding their representatives repay bribes, reports BBC.

The state's chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, has told ministers to return bribe money they were paid by citizens seeking access to government schemes.

The home of a local leader of her party was "raided" by residents on Monday who wanted their money back, police said.

Now similar incidents are being reported across the state.

"The money they have taken... they will have to return it to the victims. We will teach these leaders a lesson," a protester told the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).

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