NSA Doval to tighten noose around Mamata; to visit Burdwan blast site

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Ajit Doval
Kolkata, Oct 27: The National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is likely to visit the Burdwan site today and also meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to seek the assistance of her government in the probe of the Oct 2 incident, which is allegedly designed by a Bangladeshi Terror group.

Doval will be accompanied by a team of top NIA officials and NSG Director Jayanta Narayan Chowdhury.

Just three days earlier, NIA Director General Sharad Kumar had visited the site. The Union Government's had also decided to send a report to the Bangladesh government to seek their support.

The visit is primarily aimed at sending across a strong message to the Mamata Banerjee government that the Centre is giving top-most priority to the investigations here and that they should extend all the necessary co-operation.

Both Mamata Banerjee and her party Trinamool Congress had raised objections when the Centre had handed over the probe to the NIA. Doval will be meeting chief secretary Sanjay Mitra, Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee and DGP G M P Reddy, at the state secretariat.

Doval is likely to take a helicopter from Kolkata to Burdwan where he would be visiting the shelters of the accused and other places from where the explosives were discovered.

He is also likely to discuss the issue of trans-border crime between Bengal and Bangladesh. In the wake of Mamata's allegations that the agency was not consulting the government over the progress of the case, the meeting will also officialise the fact that the Mamata government will also be informed about the investigations.

The NIA, on Friday, had confirmed that those killed and arrested belonged to the terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, who were held making IEDs to be transported to the neighbouring country for possible terror attacks.

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