“It was a preplanned attack on minister Jakir Hossain. It is a conspiracy. Some people (party) were pressuring Jakir Hossian to join them for the last few months. I don’t want to disclose anything more as investigation is on,” Banerjee told reporters.
The chief minister announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for those seriously injured in the explosion and Rs one lakh for people who received minor injuries.
“How can the railways deny their responsibility over security lapses when the attack happened at a railway station?” she asked.
Banerjee said a total of 26 people were injured in the blast.
The state government has handed over the probe in the case to the CID.