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Burdwan blast: BJP advises TMC to agree to NIA probe

Burdwan: BJP today advised the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government of West Bengal to agree to an investigation into the Khagragarh blast episode of October 2 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).Addressing a public meeting in

PTI [ Updated: October 09, 2014 18:07 IST ]
burdwan blast bjp advises tmc to agree to nia probe
burdwan blast bjp advises tmc to agree to nia probe

Burdwan: BJP today advised the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government of West Bengal to agree to an investigation into the Khagragarh blast episode of October 2 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Addressing a public meeting in Burdwan town, BJP state president Rahul Sinha claimed that TMC did not want an NIA probe as its links with the terrorists would be exposed.

However, he did not elaborate on the alleged terrorist links but said the state government should not try to cover up the incident by continuing with a CID investigation.  Instead, it should agree to the NIA probe as it is a case of war against the state, Sinha said.

He said it would be bad for the state's image if the Centre impose an NIA probe by force as per provisions of the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008.  “The NIA probe will happen, either today or tomorrow,” the BJP state party president said.

Two suspected terrorists were killed and an another sustained injuries in an explosion at a house in Khagragarh in Burdwan town from where grenades, rocket launchers, bomb making equipment and ‘jihadi' documents were found on October two.

The CID has said they were associated with Jamat-ul-Mujahideen of Bangladesh and other militant organisations.

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