Kolkata : When the nation was planning to celebrate Independence Day some people were busy in making bombs at the house of Manik Das Baidya a BJP candidate who fought in the 2010 Dum Dum municipal election. Fortunately of unfortunately a ‘crude bomb’ exploded killing one person and injuring another.
Around 11.30 pm on Friday, hours before the Independence Day, bomb exploded in a room on ground floor of a two storied house in a crowded locality at Motilal Colony in Dum Dum. Two youths identified as Balai Dey and Sudip Deb who were staying in the room as a tenant were critically injured in the blast. The duo was rushed to the RG Kar hospital where Balai Dey (28) was declared brought dead and Sudip was admitted in a serious condition.
The police team also recovered six crude bombs and two cell phones from the spot.
Later after initial investigation the police arrested the landlord, Manik Das Baidya, and his two sons Madhab and Sahadeb for sheltering criminals in their house.
Balai Deb and Sujit Dey, who lived in a room on the terrace of the two-storeyed building, were taken to RG Kar Hospital, where Deb died. According to police ‘both the victims have criminal anteced.
Gopal Sarkar, the BJP state committee member in charge of the party’s Dum Dum unit, said Manik contested the election on a party ticket in 2010 but lost. “He has not been a member of the party for several years. He was removed,” Sarkar said.
There were several incidents of bomb blasts in recent past in West Bengal and state as well as central BJP leaders held ‘Muslims Terrorists’ responsible for those blasts .
Now after the Dum Dum blast case Muslim leaders of West Bengal have demanded NIA investigation so that real culprits could be booked as a BJP leader had been found directly involved in this blast which happened on the eve of Independence day.
Muslims of West Bengal think it as ‘part of a great conspiracy to make communal disturbance in the state.
BJP is desperately trying to increase its percentage of vote in West Bengal which will go for election in 2016.