West Bengal has become home to illegal bomb-making: Governor Dhankhar on NIA’s Al-Qaeda module bust

West Bengal has become “home to illegal bomb-making” and the state administration cannot escape its accountability for the alarming decline in law and order, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Saturday.

“State has become home to illegal bomb making that has potential to unsettle democracy. Police @MamataOfficial busy in carrying out political errands and taking on opposition. Those at helm @WBPolice cannot escape their accountability for this alarming decline in law and order,” the Governor tweeted.

Dhankhar alleged the state director general of police is distanced far from reality and his “ostrich stance” is “very disturbing”.

“How far distanced is DGP @WBPolice from reality is cause of worry. His ‘Ostrich Stance’ is very disturbing. Appreciate role of policemen in general-they r working in difficult situations. Problem is with those at helm who r unmindful of conduct and r politically guided,” the Governor added.

He further said, “DGP on this alarming affairs @MamataOfficial to me “West Bengal police firmly adheres to the path laid down by law. There is no discrimination for or against anyone in an extra legal sense”.”

The statement by the Governor came after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested nine terrorists linked to Pakistan-sponsored Al-Qaeda module from several locations in West Bengal’s Murshidabad and Kerala’s Ernakulam.

The terrorists were planning terror plot targeting Kochi, Delhi and Mumbai. Six of them were arrested from Murshidabad and three from Ernakulam. Large quantity of incriminating materials including digital devices, documents, jihadi literature, sharp weapons, country-made firearms, a locally fabricated body armour, articles and literature used for making home-made explosive devices have been seized from their possession.