The Ministry of the Interior (MHA) issued an order on Monday granting the security responsibility of the leader to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). “The paramilitary wing under the central government took office on Tuesday,” a government source told ANI.
The leader will be provided with security coverage only in West Bengal, the source said, adding that “Arjun Singh previously received” Y + “category security from CISF.
The CISF has been providing ‘Y +’ security coverage to Arjun Singh since March 2019.
Singh, a deputy from the Barrackpore constituency, has been placed under the security protection of more than nine armed CISF soldiers at his home twenty-four hours a day. A squad of five armed commandos will provide security for the leader as he travels inside West Bengal.
The BJP leader received a security post shortly after the National Investigative Agency (NIA) took over the investigation Monday into the crude bomb attack in front of his home.
Three rudimentary bombs were dropped in front of the home of Arjun Singh ‘Majdoor Bhavan’ in Jagaddal in Bengalin the district of Parganas 24 del Norte, despite the presence of security, on September 8 in the morning between 6 am and 6.30 am. The bombs hit one of the front doors of the house, however, no injuries were reported in the incident.
The BJP leader was not present at his home and was in Delhi at the time of the incident, but his family members were inside the home.
Shortly after the attack, the BJP reacted strongly and Darjeeling MP Raju Bista requested an NIA investigation into the matter.
the West Bengal BJP has claimed that the ruling Trinamool congress was behind the attack on the residence of the BJP deputy.
However, the TMC had refuted the charges and said that the attack was the result of the internal dispute in the Bengal BJP.
Singh, who was an MLA from the Trinamool Congress, joined the BJP in 2019 prior to the Lok Sabha elections and won from the Barrackpore parliamentary constituency.