BJP MP Arjun Singh on Wednesday said at least three crude bombs were hurled at his residence in Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district early in the day, leaving a few people injured. The police said they had initiated a probe, and were checking security camera footage.
“At least three bombs were hurled at my house. A few got injured too,” Singh, who was in New Delhi at the time of the attack, told The Indian Express on his return later in the day. He said the attack occurred around 6.10 am.
The police said the explosions partially damaged the gate to the MP’s house. “We are checking CCTV footage and talking to eyewitnesses and locals. No arrest has been made yet,” said an officer.
Blaming TMC, the Barrackpore MP said the attack was in response to the BJP appointing him an observer for the Bhabanipur Assembly by-poll on September 30 that will be contested by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“Yesterday, I was made the in-charge for the Bhabanipur by-election, and today they threw bombs so that I don’t step outside out of fear. I had earlier informed the governor that there is a plan to kill me,” Singh added.