BJP alleges political pressure on police in rail blast case

Alleging political pressure on police investigating the recent railway track blast in Tamil Nadu, the BJP state unit Thursday demanded an independent probe to bring the culprits to book.

Updated: Jun 17, 2010, 16:27 PM IST

Chennai: Alleging political pressure on
police investigating the recent railway track blast in Tamil
Nadu, the BJP state unit Thursday demanded an independent probe
to bring the culprits to book.

"The versions of the Railway and state police on the
incident are different. I learn that the police is under
political pressure and therefore not able to function freely.
This may have resulted in no arrests being made even after six
days of the incident," BJP state chief Pon Radhakrishnan said.

The June 12 incident was not an ordinary one and only
alert railway officials averted a major tragedy, he said in a
release here.

Passengers of the Tiruchirapalli-Chennai Rockfort Express
had a narrow escape when suspected pro-LTTE elements blasted
railway tracks near Perani station.

PTI