Barely a week after three crude bombs were hurled at the residence of BJP’s Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh’s residence in Jagadal, a fresh explosion took place outside the parliamentarian’s house in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district. The development comes within 24 hours of the National Investigation Agency initiating a probe in the bomb scare case.
The explosion reportedly took place at around 9 am at a vacant plot of land around 200 meters away from Singh’s house. Cops from the nearest police station reached the spot to probe the incident.
Arjun Singh blames TMC
Following the development, Arjun Singh has launched a blatant attack at the ruling Trinamool Congress alleging that it is trying to kill him. “This is nothing but a planned attack. The TMC is behind this… they are trying to kill me and my people. It is goondaraaj (lawlessness) in Bengal,” Arjun Singh said.
The saffron party MP also said that the West Bengal government is attempting to create an atmosphere of fear. “NIA should investigate where such explosives are being sourced from. I have filed an FIR,” he said.
Arjun Singh also took to Twitter to rake up the issue. He said, “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 ‘Daldas’ of the Trinamool. I was never afraid of such attacks, and I will not be afraid.”
8 सितंबर को मेरे घर के सामने बम फेंके गए थे और आज सुबह घर के पीछे।
अपराधी खुले घूम रहे हैं, पुलिस तृणमूल की ‘दलदास’ बनी है।
— Arjun Singh (@ArjunsinghWB) September 14, 2021
Pawan Singh, the BJP MLA from Bhatpara and son of Arjun Singh, alleged that his father was being targeted by the ruling party after he was appointed as an observer in the election to Bhabanipur Assembly constituency. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting the Bhabanipur bypoll to become an MLA and stay as the state’s chief minister.
TMC refutes allegations
The TMC’s North 24 Parganas president, Partha Bhowmick, rubbished the allegations and said that the BJP MP was in some way or the other responsible for the explosions outside his home.
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