Malda violence: Did Muslim mob set fire to Kaliachak police station to burn fake currency racket records?

After a team of BJP MPs denied permission to visit violence-hit West Bengal's Malda district, the saffron party has raised some serious allegations pertaining to burning of Kaliachak police station on January 3.

Updated: Jan 13, 2016, 19:17 PM IST
Malda violence: Did Muslim mob set fire to Kaliachak police station to burn fake currency racket records?

Malda: After a team of BJP MPs denied permission to visit violence-hit West Bengal's Malda district, the saffron party has raised some serious allegations pertaining to burning of Kaliachak police station on January 3.

According to senior BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh the purpose behind setting fire to Kaliachak police station was to destroy the records allegedly related to a fake currency racket kept in the police station.

"Under the cover of communalism, it (violence) was a conspiracy to burn records kept in the police station," he alleged. 

"Malda had become a major hub of the fake currency racket and opium smuggling, but the TMC government was not taking any action due to its votebank politics," Siddharth Nath Singh claimed.

Attacking the West Bengal's CM Mamata Banerjee, Siddharth Nath Singh said, "She has taken no action despite knowing it. 80 per cent of fake currency passes through Malda. Opium is produced there and smuggled to Bangladesh. Who do you want to save?"

A mob of over 1 lakh people assembled by "stoking communal passion" but the state government took no action while provocative leaflets were distributed,  Siddharth Nath Singh said.

However, the Mamata Banerjee government has said that it occurred on account of some issues between the BSF and the locals in Malda district on January 3.