Kolkata: In the wake of police busting a fake currency printing racket in West Bengal, t he BJP on Tuesday said the state under the Trinamool Congress now had the “infrastructure” to export smuggling and terrorism.
Referring to the busting of the fake currency racket in which crores of Indian and foreign notes were seized as well as the Burdwan blast that revealed the existence of a Bangladeshi terror module, Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh questioned the silence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“So far, fake currency used to come to India from neighbouring countries, but now in Bengal, we have the infrastructure to print them. Moreover, the fact that foreign currency was also printed, it is evident that they were meant for exporting to other countries,” Singh told media persons here.
“The Burdwan blast probe revealed that Bangladeshi terrorists were trained and bombs were manufactured in Bengal with a view to destabilise Bangladesh.
“Under the Trinamool, an infrastructure has developed that is being used for exporting and promoting terrorism, fake notes and smuggling as well as money laundering,” he said.
The BJP leader also charged the Trinamool of having links with Trinetra Consultant Private Limited, a company allegedly involved in money laundering.
“According to information filed by the Trinamool before the Election Commission, the company which had made a profit of just Rs.33,000 in 2013-14 had donated Rs.1.4 crore to the party.
“The company again donated Rs.3.5 crore in 2014-15. We demand the Trinamool should come clear on this,” said Singh, alleging that the company was a dubious one and involved in money laundering.
“Why is this government silent on these issues which concerns national security? When the centre is working overtime to prevent terrorism, the Mamata Banerjee government is busy pointing fingers at the BJP,” said Singh, also the party observer for the state.
The Special Task Force of Kolkata police on Monday arrested a scrap dealer and seized fake Indian currency notes with face value of over Rs.10 crore.
During the raid, police also seized fake foreign currencies, including US dollars.
The seizure that included industrial equipment, chemicals, stamps and cheques was made from a house at Domjur in Howrah district.