The bomb blast on Wednesday night time on the Nimtita railway station in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, which left 25 individuals, together with state minister Jakir Hossain, injured, was the results of ‘inner feud’ and ‘political rivalry’ among the many cadres of the ruling Trinamool Congress, individuals within the Railway Ministry conscious of the investigation mentioned on Thursday.
The railway officers’ remarks got here after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday pointed in the direction of a “conspiracy” behind the bomb assault that left her Labour Minister Hossain critically injured.
With out taking the title of any explicit social gathering or particular person, Banerjee alleged that some individuals had been “pressurising” Hossain to affix their social gathering. The West Bengal authorities on Thursday handed over the probe into the matter to the Felony Investigation Division (CID).
Banerjee even held the railways accountable for the incident because it passed off on its premises when crude bombs had been hurled on Hossain by unidentified individuals on Wednesday night time when he was strolling in the direction of the Nimtita railway station to board a prepare for Kolkata.
“Railways is to be blamed for the blast at Murshidabad the place minister Jakir Hossain was injured. It was a deliberate conspiracy to kill him. Not a duty of the state authorities, Railways and Centre are to be blamed,” Banerjee mentioned.
The Chief Minister, together with senior Trinamool Congress leaders, went to the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata to inquire concerning the well being of Hossain.
A Railway Ministry official within the know of the developments mentioned that Hossain’s social gathering and the CPI(M) are political rivals, because the Trinamool Congress chief had defeated CPI(M) candidate Somnath Singh Rai within the final Meeting polls.
The official identified that CPI(M) had organised a protest close to Trinamool headquarters Nabanna final week, the place the police had resorted to lathi cost to manage the gang, including that one of many CPI(M) employees had succumbed to the accidents he sustained within the lathi cost as a consequence of which there’s an setting of rigidity within the space.
The official mentioned that the CPI(M) had known as a ‘rail roko’ from 11 a.m. on Thursday as a mark of protest.
The official mentioned that there are additionally studies of inner feud between the ruling social gathering employees. He added that Hossain had additionally filed a police grievance in opposition to two Trinamool Congress members in 2017, who had been giving him dying threats.
“This incident is prima facie a results of political rivalry between the Trinamool Congress and the CPI(M) and plenty of have some hyperlinks to the interior feud among the many ruling social gathering cadres,” the official mentioned.
He mentioned that the ensuing chaos might disrupt prepare operations and trigger inconvenience to most people.
The railway official added that the West Bengal authorities ought to tighten the regulation and order state of affairs within the state and be sure that the culprits are caught on the earliest to revive normalcy within the space.
Earlier within the day, the Railway Ministry had described the bomb blast as an “unlucky” incident, saying that regulation and order is a state topic and the state police are accountable for a similar.
“It could be famous that regulation and order is a state topic and state police are totally accountable for a similar. Legislation and order on railway platforms can also be below the purview of the Authorities Rail Police (GRP) of the state authorities,” the ministry mentioned in an announcement.