CHENNAI: Naam Tamilar Katchi leader Seeman on Thursday opposed the decision of the state government to recommend the Union government to shift the investigation of Coimbatore car blast to NIA.
Accusing NIA that it functions as an unit of BJP, Seeman, in a statement, said: "At a time when there are complaints across the country that NIA is targeting and hunting Muslims the decision to shift the (Coimbatore cylinder blast) case to NIA is not right. Without even completing the investigation there are attempts to paint religious colour to the incident." said Seeman, in a statement.
After the car blast incident that took place in Coimbatore on October 23, Chief Minister MK Stalin held a meeting with top officials of the State government and decided to shift the investigation of the case to NIA. To justify the decision it was said that there might be links outside the country for the incident.
Seeman questioned that without completion of the investigation how can the government come to the conclusion that there would be possible links outside the country in the incident and questioned the competence of the state police. "Has the Chief Minister lost faith in state police? Is the Chief Minister accepting the statement of BJP that it is the failure of the state intelligence?" questioned Seeman.
He further questioned the Chief Minister for allowing NIA inside the Sate and asked whether it is not against the autonomy of the government.