‘Police trying to frame KLO’

The Kamtapur Liberation Organization (KLO) Friday denied any involvement in Thursday night's cycle bomb explosion at Jalpaiguri and blamed the police for creating a "misunderstanding".

Five people were killed and nine critically injured when explosives strapped on two bicycles went off Thursday evening in Bajrapara-Paharpur area of Jalpaiguri. Intelligence agencies suspect KLO hand in the explosions.

"West Bengal Police have been trying to create misunderstanding between our organisation and the people of Kamtapur by blaming us for the explosion. The police want to hide their inhuman activities by giving a colour to all such incidents and by saying that it has been done by our organisation," a statement issued by the KLO reads.

The statement bears the emblem of the KLO and has been signed by Kailash Koch, general secretary of the outfit.

It claimed that the outfit didn't want to "inflict injury" on people or want "them to die and become martyrs" on Decemeber 26 when the KLO was celebrating its own Matyrs' Day.

It also warned the police to stop the "hide and seek game" against the organization and said it will "not tolerate such campaign."

The KLO statement has put a question mark on the intelligence agencies pointing the needle of suspicion towards the outfit.

"We will verify the source of the statement," said a senior police official.

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