Kolkata, March 27: When the news regarding the nun rape case broke out, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee had ordered a CID probe into the incident while also stating that religious politics was being practised in the name of ghar wapsi.
The Chief Minister also went on to state that religious fanaticism is on the rise and these statements were on the website of the Trinamool Congress website until yesterday.
Calling it coincidence, but after the CID arrested two Bangladeshi nationals in connection with this case the statements are missing on the website. [West Bengal gangrape: Police detains 2 Bangladeshis in nun's rape case]
The CID probing the case arrested two persons Salim Shaikh and Gopal Sarkar in connection with the nun rape case.
While one was arrested from Mumbai, the other was picked up from Habra in the North 24- Parganas.
The motive was rape while the robbery was diversionary, the accused persons have stated before the CID or the Criminal Investigation Department.
The Bangladesh connection all over again:
Be it Saradha, Burdhwan and now the nun rape case, there appears to be a Bangladesh connection to it.
In the Saradha scam it was found that the accused had moved money with the help of some Bangladesh based groups.
In the Burdhwan blasts case almost all the accused were from Bangladesh and owed alleigiance to the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or the JMB. [Saradha scam shocker: Mamata Banerjee's aide, TMC MP's link with terror group SIMI, Jamat exposed]
In the nun rape case too the accused who have been arrested hail from Bangladesh.
Salim is a Bangladeshi national who appears to have been sent down for the commission of this crime.
Sarkar on the other hand had illegally infiltrated into West Bengal from Bangladesh in the year 2002 and has been working as a painter.
The mastermind of this case who the CID alleges goes by the name of Milan Bhai who also hails from Bangladesh.
The details of Milan who is said to have masterminded the attack is under investigation and the CID hopes to get details from the two arrested persons.
Robbery just a diversion:
What was the reason for a gang of six to plan an operation to rape a 70 year old nun? Was robbery the motive behind it?
The accused persons, however, say that robbery was never the motive and this was done only as a diversionary tactic.
They did succeed to a certain extent as they kept investigators guessing. [Nun rape: A larger conspiracy found]
There are many questions that remain to be answered. Initial findings had led to the CID believing that the entire incident was just an eye-wash.
It was stage managed only with an intention of causing an embarrassment to the government.
Whoever planned and executed it did succeed at first as there were several pseudo human rights groups hurling allegations suggesting that the incident was an offshoot of the ghar wapsi programme.
However, that theory has been junked at least for now with more evidence cropping up through investigations that the incident was just an embarrass the government operation.
There is also another aspect that is being probed by the CID. There was some land near the Convent of Jesus and Mary High School which a few persons wanted to purchase at a throw away cost.
Was it a double edged operation both to embarrass and also pressurize the convent to part with the land.
The investigations would show that some persons wanted to pick up this land at a measly cost of Rs 1 crore while the actual value of the same was around five times more.
Preliminary investigations have shown that Salim was a repeat offender in Bangladesh. He has been on the wanted list of the police in Bangladesh for various offences ranging from dacoity to murder.
Sarkar on the other hand had come into West Bengal illegally in the year 2002 itself.
In the case of Sarkar it was found that he is an illegal immigrant and has been undertaking contractual painting jobs in West Bengal. [West Bengal Nun rape case: Breakthrough for CID; one suspect arrested in Mumbai]
He is also said to have provided shelter to some of the accused as an interim measure before they made their way back into Bangladesh.
Salim on the other hand is one of the main accused in the case. He is said to have been roped in by Milan Bhai in Bangladesh and sent specifically for this operation.
Sources in the CID tell Oneindia that this could not have been operation just comprising Bangladeshis.
There is surely a local link to it. It is impossible to stage an operation in another country without having any local link.
The local link will be tracked down too and we will get to know who their masters in India were.