The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday launched a probe into last week’s bomb blast outside the residence of BJP MP Arjun Singh in North 24 Parganas district. A two-member NIA team went to Bhatpara, inspected the house and spoke to Singh, who had left the Trinamool Congress to join the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
NIA officials also spoke to the policemen posted at his residence. Further, they went to the local police station and discussed the matter with the investigating officers regarding their findings, the official said. On September 8, unidentified persons hurled bombs at the residence of the Barrackpore MP. Police have arrested two people in this connection. The NIA had taken over the probe earlier this week.
Another explosion took place near his house on 14 September. Singh has alleged that the Trinamool Congress was trying to kill him, his family members and those close to him.