West Bengal: Bhabanipur bypoll in charge Arjun Singh gets 'Z' category security
New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs granted 'Z' category security to Arjun Singh, BJP MP from 24 North Paraganas. The CISF has taken the charge of providing security cover to the leader since Tuesday.
Ministry of Home Affairs had issued the order on September 13.
Singh on Tuesday claimed that another attack occurred near his residence. While speaking to ANI, he said, “A second bomb attack was carried out outside my property today [Tuesday]. West Bengal government is challenging NIA. An attempt is being made to create an atmosphere of fear. NIA should investigate where such explosives are being sourced from. I have filed an FIR”.
Last week, bombs were hurled at Arjun Singh's residence. Subsequently, Union Minister Amit Shah enquired about the incident over the phone. Singh alleged that he didn't expect an impartial probe by West Bengal Police and demanded an NIA probe into the incident.
Also, Singh alleged a conspiracy by an officer to kill him on instructions of the West Bengal government.
Singh is also West Bengal BJP vice president. He has been has been made the party in charge of the Bhabanipur Assembly bypoll. BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are the main contenders in the bypoll.