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Second bomb explosion outside Arjun Singh’s house, BJP MP blames TMC

The Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh alleged that the bombs have been thrown to put further pressure on him since the previous investigation was given to the NIA.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: September 15, 2021 4:33:08 am
On September 8, at least three crude bombs were hurled at Arjun Singh's residence. (File photo)

A day after National Investigation Agency (NIA) took charge of the probe into last week’s bomb attack outside BJP MP Arjun Singh’s home in Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district, the parliamentarian on Tuesday claimed another such attack occurred around 9 am near his residence.

He again pinned the blame on the Trinamool Congress (TMC).

“The bombs were hurled in front of my house on September 8, and behind the house this morning. Criminals have no fear because they have the protection of TMC and @WBPolice. The criminals are roaming around openly, the police have become the ‘daldaas [slave]’ of the Trinamool. I was never afraid of such attacks and I will not be afraid,” he tweeted.

Sources said the latest explosions occurred 200 metres from Singh’s home at a vacant plot of land. The police from Jagaddal station examined the spot, and claimed that bombs had been kept there and were not thrown.

Arjun Singh, however, alleged that the bombs were hurled since the probe into the previous attack was handed over to the NIA. Following the attack last week, he alleged that the bombs had been hurled because the BJP had appointed him an observer for the September 30 Bhabanipur Assembly by-poll in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the TMC candidate.

“MP Arjun Singh is BJP’s observer for the Bhabanipur by-poll. Ever since the news of his appointment made it to the public domain, his house is being targeted. Let it be known that none of this is going to help the TMC win the by-poll. Not even repeat visits to Sola Ana Masjid,” tweeted BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya, referring to Mamata Banerjee’s visit to a mosque in Khidirpur.

Rubbishing Singh’s allegations and commenting on the NIA probe, the TMC’s Rajya Sabha Deputy Leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said, “Now, the NIA will also probe small fights between people of two localities. It won’t be shocking if the NIA comes to probe a case where two groups throw chocolate bombs at each other during Diwali.”

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