Kolkata:Political parties, local gangs and terrorist organisations are among the suspects of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is probing into the May 12, 2015 explosion in a suburban train in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas District. NIA top brass have instructed officers investigating the blast on train number 31811 (Sealdah-Krishnanagar EMU local) at Titagarh railway station to keep political parties and local gangs on its radar.
“We are a specialised unit for handling terrorist cases because of which the government handed us the probe into the train blast. But we cannot avoid the West Bengal Police theory of local gangs’ involvement. Political parties are also on our radar,” an NIA official, stated. The NIA took over the investigation July 3, 2015 as per an Union Ministry of Home Affairs (UMHA) order dated June 26 and registering a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons, attempt to murder, wrongful restraint as well as of the Explosive Substances Act and the Railway Act.