"RAW behind Burdwan blast", Mamata Banerjee's allegation sparks controversy

Kolkata, Nov 25: Last Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shocked every quarter not only by using abusive words against her political opponents, but also by directly accusing the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) of carrying out the blast in Khagragarh in Burdwan district of Bengal on October 2. [Mamata uses abusive words against 'unknown enemy']

According to a section of legal experts and police, the chief minister's remark could help the accused in the court, a report published in Anandabazaar Patrika said.

RAW behind Khagragarh blast: Mamata

Banerjee said on Saturday that one would not know if the Centre itself used the RAW to plant the bomb in Khagragarh. She said she has been a central minister for 23 years and she knows who does what.

Experts feel the accused could use Banerjee's allegations as a shield when facing the law and might even get bail. They feel the chief minister should have made a proper homework before making such remark or she should withdraw it.

How can Mamata accuse her own country's intelligence body, questions were asked

Apart from the BJP, which has strongly criticised Banerjee for her words, saying it would only strengthen the hands of the anti-national forces, other secular parties like the Congress and JD(U) have preferred to remain silent on the Khagragarh episode.

Even within the TMC, shock and surprise prevail over the chief's remark, said the report.

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