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BJP alleges political pressure on police in rail blast case

Alleging ''political pressure'' on police investigating the June 12 railway track blast in Tamil Nadu, the state unit of BJP today demanded an ''independent probe'' to bring the culprits to book at the earliest.

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Updated: Jun 17, 2010, 08:49 PM IST

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Alleging ''political pressure'' on police investigating the June 12 railway track blast in Tamil Nadu, the state unit of BJP today demanded an ''independent probe'' to bring the culprits to book at the earliest.
 
''The versions of the railway and state police on the incident are different. I learn that the police is under political pressure and therefore not able to function freely. This may have resulted in no arrests being made even after six days of the incident,'' unit president Pon Radhakrishnan said.
 
The incident was not an ordinary one and only alert railway officials averted a major tragedy, he said in a release in Chennai.
 
Saying that the police should carry out an independent probe as the issue concerned people's safety, Radhakrishnan said arresting and prompt punishment of those behind the incident alone can prevent terrorist activities in the state.
 
He said BJP had repeatedly raised apprehensions of extremist elements finding foot in the state.
 
Passengers of the Tiruchirapalli-Chennai Rockfort Express had a narrow escape when suspected pro-LTTE elements blasted railway tracks near Perani station on June 12.
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