It is now emerging that the Maoists are not behind the gruesome incident of the Gyaneshwari Expresss. Both the CPI(Maoist) and the PCAPA have denied any involvement. Apparently, on Friday night, the following statement was issued on behalf of the CPI(Maoist) WB State Committee. “We are in no way involved in this incident. We did not carry out any explosion in the railway line. Killing innocent people by sabotaging railway line is not our agenda. When we carry out any action, there are always some specific reasons behind. We also acknowledge responsibility for that. Whenever we commit mistakes we admit it. However, responsibility is being placed on us now for an incident in which we are in no way involved”.
The Hindustan Times of 29 May 2010 also carried a small mention of the denial by PCAPA (http://www.hindustantimes.com/special-news-report/News-Feed/78-die-in-train-crash-Naxals-blamed/Article1-549604.aspx) but the denial has been mostly unreported in the media.
While officials continued to blame the CPI (Maoists) and the PCAPA ( See Hindustan Times of 30th May 2010 http://www.hindustantimes.com/Victims-kin-hunt-for-bodies-Mamata-for-votes/H1-Article3-550507.aspx) the FIR registered on this incident does not mention the involvement of the Maoist.
So what’s the truth? The country needs to know the real perpetrators of this incident. Can we hope for an honest, quick and competent enquiry into this incident?