New Delhi, Aug 11: A terror alert has been issued in West Bengal and one political party has been accused of backing the group.
The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee who announced that an alert had been sounded based on intelligence inputs was quick to add that one political party was backing the terror group.
Intelligence Bureau officials had sounded a country wide alert ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. In West Bengal however there are certain specific alerts which suggest that terrorist groups would look to target vital installations on Independence Day.
West Bengal on high alert:
According to the alert issued for West Bengal, one particular terrorist group would look to disrupt Independence Day celebrations. The alert has led to stepping up of security in airports, railway stations and several other vital installations in the state.
The Chief Minister of the state said that there was around 100 kilograms of explosives that were seized from Raghunathganj in Murshidabad last Saturday. The CID is probing into the matter, she also added. Mamata however accused one political party of backing this group.
WB a hub for terrorists:
Several incidents in the past have shown that West Bengal has become a hub for terrorist activities. The Burdwan blasts case was a classic example of how easily terrorists of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh had managed to infiltrate and prepare bombs.
In the past couple of months there have been several other incidents in which bombs were transported in trains. In addition to this various incidents of bomb blasts in public places including schools have been reported from West Bengal.