Burdwan Blast: West Bengal under Mamata a safe haven for Jihadis, says BJP

BJP Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh alleged that the police took away the entire evidence and destroyed it.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: October 5, 2014 5:34 pm

The BJP Sunday accused the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal of turning the state into a safe haven for anti-national and Jihadi activities.

Citing the October 2 blast in Burdwan in West Bengal and alleged recovery of IEDs, mobile devices and Jihadi literature from the house of a TMC worker, the party charged the state government with destroying the evidence and not handing it over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for probe.

BJP Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh alleged that the Burdwan police instead of handing over to the NIA the materials recovered, took away the entire evidence and destroyed it.

“Why was the NIA informed almost a day late?” he asked.

Posing questions to Banerjee, he sought clarifications on whether or not the house from where the recoveries were made belonged to a TMC cadre.

“Did it not have a TMC office on the ground floor?” he asked.

Attacking Banerjee, the BJP leader charged her with protecting those who stood accused of laundering money.

“We can safely conclude that West Bengal under Mamata Banerjee’s rule has become a safe haven for anti-national elements and Jihadi activities,” Singh said.

Two suspected militants were killed and another was injured in the explosion in the house where they were living on October 2 in Burdwan town. The CID of West Bengal police is looking into possible involvement of terror outfits like LeT and HuJI in the incident.

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    Amit Sood
    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm
    One who commits or abets a crime is obviously a criminal. We have a situation here, where a person of authority, who, at the moment, whether willingly or ignorantly, is guilty of keeping her eyes closed, be it Sarada scam, or Burdwan blast. India has already been made to suffer for 10 years under the leadership of previous PM by turning a blind eye, to the rampant corruption, prevalent right below his nose.How long can we not hold these silent onlookers responsible, for perpetration of crime ?
  2. J
    Oct 6, 2014 at 1:19 am
    we need to have some FBI kind of agency with advanced tools, their own flights and NSA kind of agency to have full power to arrest and investigate anyone within any Indian state.
  3. R
    Rajiv Pande
    Oct 6, 2014 at 4:11 am
    There should be a mechanism to punish State governments that are supporting anti nationals.
  4. S
    Oct 5, 2014 at 12:16 pm
    president rule plz, red line crossed
  5. R
    Oct 5, 2014 at 11:48 am
    A stray incident cannot be generalised.
  6. T
    Oct 6, 2014 at 5:14 am
    Shame on Indian Express for the casual manner of reporting of a terrorist activity. Dainik Jagran gives full details of hundreds of bombs found there, with an editorial questioning the attempt to conceal the incident, For IE it is no news !
  7. U
    Urmila Rao
    Oct 7, 2014 at 1:04 am
    By supporting the JIHADIs,Mamata Banerjee is amply displaying her SECULAR credentials.
  8. C
    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm
    Let the rulers think of separating the law and order from states and fed so that certain acts committed by individuals against the nation could be nipped in the bud by fed agencies even with out the knowledge of the state police except the top br. Let there be some specially trained forces in all states with certain powers for the sake of innocent citizens lives. Jaihind
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