At least three bombs were thrown at BJP MP Arjun Singh's home early on Wednesday morning. A few people suffered minor injuries in the incident that occurred around 3 am, the police officer said. According to reports, the BJP leader was in Delhi at the time of the incident, but his family members were inside the house. The bombs have left marks at the MP's gates.
"An investigation is underway. We are checking CCTV footages and talking to eyewitnesses and locals. No arrest has been made thus far," police officer said.
"This is not for the first time that TMC workers have hurled bombs at my residence. They are trying to kill me. It was just last night that my party decided to make me an observer for Bhabanipur constituency and this morning the bombs were hurled. I have heard that a few people were injured in the attack. I want an NIA probe into the incident as I do not have faith in the state police," Singh said.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar posted about what he called unabated "wanton violence" in Bengal and said he had flagged his concern to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
"Wanton violence in West Bengal shows no sign of abating. Bomb explosions as this morning outside residence of Member Parliament Arjun Singh is worrisome on law and order. Expect prompt action (by Bengal Police). As regards his security the issue has been earlier been flagged @MamataOfficial," tweeted Dhankhar.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the attack. Nandigram MLA Suvendu Adhikari said accused Mamata Banerjee's party of providing 'impunity' to the perpetrators.
"Hurling bombs at MP @ArjunsinghWB's residence validates our allegation that the perpetrators have been assured of impunity by their handlers within WB Administration. Otherwise they won't dare to execute such act. However, @ArjunsinghWB is made of steel, won't be intimidated," Adhikari tweeted.
Bengal BJP vice-president Ritesh Tiwari said that the attack on Arjun Singh's house confirms that Bengal is witnessing 'goondaraj' under the TMC.
"MP @ArjunsinghWB Ji’s resident was attacked by miscreants, they came and hurled bombs. If MP and MLA’s house is not secured then anyone can understand the condition of common man in Bengal. This incident shows that goondaraj is continuing in @AITCofficialled @MamataOfficial Govt," Tiwari said in a tweet.