Although the first reflex of the state government led by Mamata Banerjee was to whitewash the peril, the evidence gathered from the site forced the regime to acknowledge that there could have been a plot to unleash a terror attack.
Bangladesh, which has been coordinating its anti-terror operations with India, had recently informed the Centre that funds are being pumped in from across the border for terror activities.
Agencies in India do not rule out the possibility that the bombs made in Burdwan were for Bangladeshi outfits. It should be recalled that al-Qaeda had announced the constitution of a South Asia unit to coordinate its terror plans in the region.
It is time politicians rose above petty considerations of vote bank politics and aided the efforts to thwart the danger of terrorism.