Country-made bombs were hurled at the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh on Wednesday night. According to reports, the unidentified men also fired bullets outside his home in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.
Though the BJP lawmaker was not at his residence, his son and MLA Pavan Singh was inside the house when the incident happened at around 9:30 pm.
West Bengal: Unidentified miscreants hurled bomb at the residence of BJP MP from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh, and fired bullets outside it under Jagatdal police station limits in North 24 Parganas district, last night. A complaint has been registered with the police. pic.twitter.com/8GjZX8UnaT— ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2019
A huge number of security forces has been deployed outside the residence of Arjun Singh and around the nearby areas considering the tension in the district.
A complaint has been filed with the police about the incident and investigation is underway.
Reports of violence in several parts of West Bengal have been coming ever since the Lok Sabha Election dates were announced. It continued even after the general election got over.
Earlier, the Centre expressed 'deep concern' on Sunday over the continuing violence in West Bengal, saying the "unabated violence" even after the Lok Sabha polls appeared to be a failure on the part of the state government.
Stating that there were a few "stray post-poll clashes" in the state, the West Bengal government claimed that the situation in the state was "under control" in a letter to the Centre, which issued the advisory after four persons died in incidents of violence between the workers of the TMC and the BJP.