A mob protesting against the alleged blasphemous comments by a right wing leader had recently resorted to violence in Malda district during which Kaliachak police station was reportedly attacked and torched on Sunday, Jan 3.
Kaliachak Police station, block development office and public property were vandalised on Sunday. Several vehicles were set ablaze and over 30 persons including police officers were injured which ultimately flared communal tensions in the area.
This incident brought to the fore the poor law and order condition in the state of West Bengal, which has seen a lot of terror activities in the recent past. The NIA has arrested several men from border areas of West Bengal which clearly shows the state has emerged as the safe haven for radical elements.
Talking to OneIndia senior BJP leader from the state, Rahul Sinha, said the Malda incident was a pre-planned move and the sole objective of this protest was aimed at vandalising and burning sensitive Kaliachak Police Station.
"Around 2.50 lakh people were gathered at the taxi stand and torched the Kaliachak police station. This was not a case of communal tension in fact it was given a communal twist by anti-India forces to fulfill their nefarious designs. Actually, this Kaliachak police station is a very sensitive police station in the state as it shares border with Bangladesh. This station haa all the records of cross border smuggling of animals, fake currencies, and even had details of militants entering into our territory via Bangladesh border."
"As NIA is tightening its noose around militants, who take refuge in the bordering areas of West Bengal as the TMC government is not acting against them. The anti-India elements in the area feared investigating agency's sleuths will soon get sensitive information stored in Kaliachak police station, hence they decided to burn the police station down by giving it a colour of blasphemy.
"As far as the case of blasphemy is concerned, the remarks against Prophet Mohammed were made by Kamelsh Tiwari on December 3, when he had called the Prophet, the world's first homosexual. Therefore a question also arises why such late protest over his comments? Actually, the protest was a cover up to hide the prime idea of burning the police station to remove every piece of evidence about jihadists hiding in this area."
Attacking the Mamata Banerjee Government Sinha said, "The state government as a part of its Muslim appeasement policy has given protection to such anti-India elements. Every now and then, terrorists and ISI agents are being arrested from this area but the state government hasn't taken any serious step to check it. Even, the Muslim dominated areas in the bordering areas give a perfect hiding place to the terrorists for they are aware that no action is going to be taken against them."
Here is the detailed interview with Rahul Sinha.