BJP MP Arjun Singh (Photo/ANI)
BJP MP Arjun Singh (Photo/ANI)

West Bengal: Court dismisses police plea to search BJP MP's residence after incidents of bombings

ANI | Updated: Sep 14, 2021 22:37 IST

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) [India], September 14 (ANI): The Barrackpore Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of West Bengal Police to search BJP MP Arjun Singh's residence after the two incidents of bombings outside his residence.
Police had filed a suo-moto case and had appealed to the court for a search of his residential premises.
The developments came after bombs were hurled outside the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Arjun Singh in North 24 Paraganas on Tuesday.
The incident took place in Jagaddal area in North 24 Paraganas on Tuesday morning. Police and bomb disposal squad reached the spot on receiving information. An FIR has been filed by the BJP leader. The investigation is underway.
"A second bomb attack was carried out outside my property today. West Bengal government is challenging NIA. An attempt is being made to create an atmosphere of fear. NIA should investigate where such explosives are being sourced from. I have filed an FIR," Singh told ANI.
Taking to Twitter, the BJP MP slammed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal.
"Bombs were thrown in front of my house on September 8. This morning, bombs were thrown behind the house. Criminals have no fear because they have protection from the TMC and West Bengal Police. Criminals are roaming freely. The police have become the slave of Trinamool. I will be never afraid of such attacks," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray refuted Singh's allegation.
"Whatever complaint he has, let him make it to National Investigation Agency (NIA) as it is looking into the matter. Let him go to NIA and tell them whatever he wants to say," Ray told ANI.
West Bengal has been in the headlines for political violence since the announcement of Assembly polls results. The Calcutta High Court has ordered a CBI probe into such cases of violence. (ANI)