Centre to send team to Malda as BJP leaders meet Rajnath Singh

"We hope that he will look into the matter more seriously because it concerns national security,” said BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh, who was part of the delegation.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2016 2:18 am
The broken boundary wall of Kaliachak police station on Tuesday. (Express Photo by: Partha Paul) The broken boundary wall of Kaliachak police station on Tuesday. (Express Photo by: Partha Paul)

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will send a team of officials to Malda in West Bengal to ascertain facts about the recent mob violence in the area, sources said on Tuesday.

A day after a ‘fact-finding’ team of the BJP was not allowed by the local administration to visit violence-hit Kaliachak in Malda, a three-member team of the party, led by its general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and urged him to order a probe into the incident.

“We apprised the minister… how an overtone of communal frenzy was created while the actual target was records on fake currency and drug smuggling in the police station. There is terror that Mamata Banerjee’s government is spreading in the area, especially among the Hindus… We asked the minister to get the matter investigated by an appropriate agency… We hope that he will look into the matter more seriously because it concerns national security,” said BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh, who was part of the delegation.

He also accused the local administration of being hand-in-glove with certain Muslim outfits involved in creating communal frenzy in the area. The Home Minister reportedly “assured” them of necessary action.

Vijayvargiya alleged that people linked to the ruling Trinamool Congress were involved in the violence. “It is not only a matter of state but that of national security,” he said.

The BJP memorandum to the Home Minister blamed a Muslim outfit for illegally assembling a crowd of more than 2 lakh who targeted the police.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. अशोक.गोविंद.शहा
    Jan 14, 2016 at 12:07 am
    vande mataram-media suppose to be nutral while reporting. dadari was reported out of proportion and UP govt was not listed as irrespociable.but BJP was painted as criminal award wapasi was stage managed but now malada was totali out of media covorege Mamata show casing incident as local qural and police was instructed to be stand still this is election gimmick to polarise muslim votes but media has kept quite but electorate of w bengal will not and they will registered their anger through ballot ja g te r ho
    Reply
    1. B
      Bijan Mohanty
      Jan 13, 2016 at 8:33 am
      In the name of national security, Center is trying to interfere with West Bangal administration.
      Reply
      1. P
        PARAG KENKARE
        Jan 13, 2016 at 11:48 am
        Your comment clearly shows that u are a supporter of TMC and an anti-national and traitor. Do not try to fool people.....most of the people of this country are aware of what happened in WB though most of the electronic and print media blacked out this riots.....social media revealed the truth.
        Reply
        1. S
          SSwamy
          Jan 13, 2016 at 8:13 pm
          A large mob collects, burns down police station and sets fire to BSF vehicles and the "Secularists" don't want an investigation. What are they trying to hide.
          Reply
          1. s
            son_civil@iitd_faculty
            Jan 13, 2016 at 11:48 am
            These scamgressi memos of looterri mattaji sonniya like land maffios gahhlot,hoodda,goggoi,robberr uncle,siddaravan,asok chavvan which made loudest of noises for morality,accountability,transparency etc. have now started witch hunt nirupam mission for making barbaric scriptures on mive daccoity of sonniya,raul in national herald have now set highest standards for intolerance and slavery towards their goddess in loot sonniya just to save her and raul from joining tihhar!
            Reply
            1. V
              Vinod Vinayak
              Jan 16, 2016 at 6:03 am
              their face which is sched to the muslims
              Reply
              1. Load More Comments