A day after West Bengal Minister Jakir Hossain and a few of his supporters have been injured in a crude bomb assault, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned it was a part of a conspiracy as sure individuals have been “pressuring” him to change over to another party.
“It was a preplanned assault on minister Jakir Hossain. It’s a conspiracy. Some individuals (party) have been pressuring Jakir Hossian to join them for the previous couple of months. I don’t need to disclose something extra as investigation is on,” Banerjee mentioned.
Banerjee, who went to the SSKM hospital to inquire after his situation following Wednesday’s incident, mentioned a complete of 26 individuals have been injured within the blast and introduced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for these critically injured within the explosion and Rs 1 lakh for individuals who acquired minor accidents.
The Chief Minister additionally slammed the railways for its “lack lusture” manner of functioning. “How can the railways deny their accountability over safety lapses when the assault occurred at a railway station?” she requested.
The state authorities has handed over the probe within the case to the CID.
On Wednesday evening, some unidentified attackers hurled crude bombs at Hossain at Nimtita railway station, in Murshidabad district, police mentioned.
In accordance to sources, the incident occurred round 9.45 pm. Hossain, the minister of state for labour, was ready on Platform No. 2 to catch a prepare to Kolkata when he was attacked. Hospital sources mentioned Hossain suffered critical accidents in his palms and legs. All of the injured have been taken to the Murshidabad Medical School and Hospital.
Hossain is understood to be shut to Suvendu Adhikari, former TMC minister who joined the BJP in December.
“It isn’t clear who has attacked him. I’ve requested the SP to conduct a thorough probe into the incident and discover out who’s accountable,” mentioned Abu Taher Khan, TMC’s Murshidabad district president.
“The minister was attacked as a result of he was opposed to cow smuggling and corruption within the district. He had opposed the individuals concerned in these actions. This could possibly be the rationale why he was focused in the present day. The regulation and order state of affairs has hit an all-time low within the state,” mentioned Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, State Congress president and Berhampore Lok Sabha MP.