Rajnath Assures Action Against Perpetrators of Malda Violence


Kolkata: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday described the January 3 violence at Kaliachak in West Bengal Malda district as “not a small incident” and said that the truth should be brought into the public domain.

Addressing a party rally at Ashoknagar in the State’s North 24 Parganas District, Mr. Singh assured the gathering that those behind the incident will be put behind bars.

“Malda incident is not a small Incident, and I want to tell this State Government and the Chief Minister that those who are behind this incident, they will have to be unmasked. Who are responsible for the Malda incident? That needs to be unravelled. Just a few arrests will not suffice.”

The Home Minister also refuted the claims that the incident was a scuffle between Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and the locals.

“It was not an issue between BSF and locals but a BSF official’s vehicle was attacked….If the BSF which guards our borders is attacked publicly and those who indulge in the attack roam freely. How can this be allowed,” the Home Minister said.

“Even the police are not safe here,” he added.

The Home Minister also pointed out that illegal activities along the India-Bangladesh border have come down as a result of good diplomacy.