BJP MP Locket Chatterjee demanded NIA probe into the Beleghata blast case. She wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah about this matter. Locket Chatterjee, however, said the “Kolkata Police might suppress findings under pressure from the state government, which may later prove disastrous for public safety”.
Kolkata: BJP MP Locket Chatterjee has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding NIA probe into the Beleghata blast case that took place earlier this week.
Locket Chatterjee, in a letter to Shah on October 15, said the blast indicated that explosives have been stockpiled in different areas, “which might be used to cause terror attacks in Bengal” at some point.
An explosion early on October 13 blew off a club’s asbestos roof and damaged a portion of its wall at Beleghata in the eastern part of the city, sparking fear among locals.
However, there were no causalities reported after the incident.
The BJP demanded a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), while the ruling TMC had said the Kolkata Police was competent enough to carry out the investigation.
Locket Chatterjee, however, said the “Kolkata Police might suppress findings under pressure from the state government, which may later prove disastrous for public safety”.
“Hence, I request you (Shah) to order an NIA probe into the bomb blast at Beleghata in the interest of preserving India’s sovereignty and internal security,” she wrote.
The BJP MP also apprehended that explosives were being hoarded in several areas, ahead of 2021 Assembly elections.
Earlier, BJP’s Bengal minder Kailash Vijayvargiya, had in a tweet, accused the city police of trying to suppress the case and shield the “conspirators”.
A police officer said, “A team of forensic experts collected evidence from the site and sniffer dogs were pressed into service to facilitate investigation. Splinters were recovered from the spot.”
Last Updated 16, Oct 2020, 3:01 PM