New Delhi, July 15: When an accidental blast took place in Burdwan, it was just a pre-cursor to the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh problem in India. The plot uncovered in Burdwan indicated that a large number of JMB operatives had infiltrated into West Bengal with an intention of setting up a safe house to prepare bombs. These bombs were then meant to be transported to Bangladesh where a series of attacks were to take place.
The Saradha scam or the Narada sting operation could not dent Mamata Banerjee as she is considered to be a popular leader. The people vote for her as they are impressed with their leadership, experts point out. Many tried to pin her down by hurling allegations about the manner in which law and order of maintained. In this context one must bring up the infamous Burdwan incident too.
While several incidents of bomb blasts for all kinds of reasons have been reported this incident catches one’s mind considering the ease with which several persons carried bombs on a train and were transporting them.
West Bengal has witnessed yet another blast and once again at the Burdwan district. Two women were injured in the blast even as police are ascertaining the nature of the blast. The blast occurred at 8 AM in the Katwa’s Begunkhola village in Burdwan district. The two women are being treated at a nearby hospital.
While the casualties were limited, the impact of the blast was extremely high. Police officials confirmed to Oneindia that a blast had occurred at 8 AM today. The impact was massive and it even brought down a roof in the vicinity of where the explosion occurred.
Investigations into the nun rape and Burdwan case has once again shown the vulnerability of the Indian border with Bangladesh.
One of the accused in the nun rape case has told the West Bengal CID that he had entered into India by paying a Border Security Force jawan a sum of Rs 2,000.
Did Mamata Banerjee come back with a stern message from Delhi? The manner in which she and her party colleagues in the Trinamool Congress have reacted to the various investigations that are being conducted into the scams has taken everyone by surprise. Prior to her Delhi visit, the TMC leaders were breathing fire and the arrest of Madan Mitra had particularly not gone down too well with them. However one sees a change in the manner in which the TMC is approaching issue now and a major agitation against the arrest of Mitra suddenly fizzled out ever since Mamata returned to West Bengal from Delhi.
A key member of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) module accused of moving funds to the Burdhwan blasts, Sahanur Alom was arrested at the Nalbari district of Assam by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Friday night. Alom’s name had cropped up several times during the NIA’s investigation of the Burdhwan case and they had even netted his wife, Sujna last month for her alleged involvement in the case.
There has been a hue and cry today following the statement in Parliament on the Saradha-Burdhwan link. Many termed the statement by the Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, as a clean chit to the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has been accused of shielding the accused of both the Burdhwan and Saradha incidents. Before we look into this, let us see what exactly the minister told the Lok Sabha in a written response, “The investigation has so far not revealed any such transaction where money was routed to Bangladesh to fund terrorist activities.