The West Bengal home department on Friday (November 20) ruled out allegations of illegal bomb making in connection with Malda Sujapur plastic factory blast incident.

The home department tweeted, “The Malda Sujapur plastic factory accident is related to manufacturing process issues and has got nothing to do with illegal bomb making, as suggested non- responsibly by some quarters. DM and SP on spot have been reporting to state officers after urgent inquiries and compensation steps have been taken. A senior Minister has flown to the site and it is time to be factually correct. Government is helping the victims and their families.”

 

However, state president Dilip Ghosh has demanded an NIA probe. Into the matter.

Earlier state chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay said: “As per the disaster management Act, a compensation of Rs 2 lakh will be given to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the treatment of the injured.” 

“Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has directed that compensation is given quickly and a thorough inquiry is conducted into the incident,” said Mr Bandopadhyay adding that the injured people have been taken to Malda Medical College and Hospital and health secretary has directed the district officials to ensure that the treatment process is conducted well.