Burdwan blast: Governor confident of positive NIA probe

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi Monday said he is positive towards the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe in the Oct 2 Burdwan blast case and exuded confidence of the truth being revealed soon.

IANS| Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 23:32 PM IST

Siliguri: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi Monday said he is positive towards the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe in the Oct 2 Burdwan blast case and exuded confidence of the truth being revealed soon.

On a weeklong visit to Darjeeling, Tripathi however, refused to share his views on reports of illegal madarsas in the state.

"NIA is already investigating into the matter, let the entire facts come and then there will be necessity of the comments, at the moment I don't think of commenting anything on it because the matter is under the investigation," said Tripathi.

The explosion in a house in Khagragarh area of Burdwan killed two suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahedeen militants and injured another. Six people including two women are now under NIA custody. 

Investigations have revealed that the two women were radicalised in violent Jihadi ideology at a madarsa in Simulia in Burdwan.

Talking about the existence of illegal madarsas, Tripathi said: "Let the truth come out through the report of the NIA and I think this is the job of the government to find out whether the madarsas are indulged in any unlawful activists or they are just generally teaching the students."

He also said that necessary steps will be taken along the borders if illegal madarsas are found and for that the investigation is on full swing.

He said that since West Bengal shares large parts of its borders with Bangladesh, there was need to be extra cautious and take proper steps to prevent infiltartion.