New Delhi: Dismissing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that Malda violence not being a communal incident, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday accused her of shielding her party goons involved in various crimes.
"It is utter lie that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee termes the Malda incident a clash between the BSF and locals," BJP leader Siddharthnath Singh said. "Mamata is protecting her own criminals, who are involved in the smuggling of fake currency and drugs at Malda and Kaliachak," Singh said.
According to Singh, BJP chief Amit Shah has formed a three-member panel that will look into the Malda incident. The committee comprises of S.S. Ahluwalia, Bhupender Yadav and V.D. Ram, who will visit the BSF camp and will also interact with the Hindu families in the area to get the detail information.
A massive Muslim rally, called to protest against certain remarks allegedly made by a Hindu leader in Uttar Pradesh about Prophet, turned violent in Malda last week, leading to arson and gunfire. The protestors set on fire dozen vehicles on the national highway and attacked the Kaliachak police station.