‘Centre, State are together on Bardhaman blast probe’

NSA Doval, Home ministry officials meet Mamata

Updated - November 17, 2021 04:32 am IST

Published - October 28, 2014 11:20 am IST - Kolkata

National Security Adviser ( NSA) Ajit Doval

National Security Adviser ( NSA) Ajit Doval

Stressing that the Centre has taken the “accidental blast” at Bardhaman “very seriously”, senior officials of the Union Home Ministry including National Security Adviser ( NSA) Ajit Doval met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the State Secretariat here on Monday.

After a two hour meeting with the Chief Minister and senior officials, Prakash Mishra, Special Secretary (Internal Security) at Union Home Ministry said the “Centre and West Bengal are together in fighting terror.”

The visit of senior Home Ministry officials is crucial as the Trinamool Congress had initially opposed the probe by National Investigation Agency (NIA). Recently Ms Banerjee had expressed displeasure that the Centre had not taken her into confidence while ordering the probe.

“I am very happy to say that the Chief Minister has given an assurance that the Centre and State will work together in unearthing the entire case and ensure that such cases are investigated properly,” Mr. Mishra told journalists.

Mr Mishra also added that the Home Ministry will work on “improving the capacity of State police” and central forces engaged in this operation so that the investigation reaches its logical end.

The State government however did not issue any official statement on the visit of the Home Ministry officials.

At the State Secretariat, photojournalists were not allowed to take photographs of the Home Ministry officials.

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