In a horrifying incident, a bomb was hurled on TMC Labour Minister Jakir Hossain in West Bengal, severely injuring him and some of his supporters. The shocking incident took place on Wednesday night at Nimtita railway station in Murshidabad.
According to the reports, some unidentified miscreants hurled a crude bomb on the minister and his leg and hand injured severely in the incident. He was immediately shifted to a hospital and his condition stable now. Later, he was shifted to a Kolkata hospital for better treatment.
A video surfaced on the media showing the bomb attack when the minister was in a group of people. Ruling TMC government alleged BJP is behind the attack. Police filed a case and investigation is going on.
According to sources, the incident occurred around 9.45 pm. Minister Hossain was waiting on Platform No. 2 to catch a train to Kolkata when he was attacked.
Hospital sources said Hossain suffered serious injuries in his hands and legs. All the injured were taken to the Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital.
Hossain is known to be close to Suvendu Adhikari, former TMC minister, who joined the BJP in December.
‘Law and order situation all-time law’
“It is not clear who has attacked him. I have asked the SP to conduct a thorough probe into the incident, and find out who is responsible,” said Abu Taher Khan, TMC’s Murshidabad district president.
“The minister was attacked because he opposed cow smuggling and corruption in the district. He had opposed the people involved in these activities. This could be the reason, why he was targeted today. The law and order situation has hit an all-time low in the state,” said Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, State Congress president and Berhampore Lok Sabha MP.
“This incident is proof that there is no law and order in the state. Even, ministers are not safe here,” said Dilip Ghosh, state BJP president. The incident came hours after the TMC expelled Mosharaf Hossain, president of the Murshidabad Zilla Parishad, on charges of anti-party activities.