The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) asked on Thursday if any Indian agency was involved in the 1995 arms drop in Purulia in West Bengal, for which the Ananda Margis were blamed.
"The latest revelations on the arms drop are further confirmation of the fact that there was a well planned conspiracy to use violence to destabilize the Left Front at that time," the party said in a statement. "Whatever has been said by Kim Davy, a prime accused in the case, and Peter Bleach, who was sentenced in the case, shows that the arms drop for the Ananda Margis was planned through an international network and the target was the Left Front government.
"It was known at that time that the British intelligence had alerted the Indian government about the arms drop. Yet, the central government failed to inform the West Bengal Government about the matter in time. Even as early as 1990, according to a home minister's statement, there were reports of the Ananda Marg arranging for arms to be brought from abroad. Still the matter was not taken seriously."
The CPI-M asked the central government to explain why it failed to act on the information given by the British intelligence.
"It should also explain how Kim Davy (escaped) from the Mumbai airport at that time. Further, the government has shown no urgency in getting Davy extradited from Denmark to stand trial. Was any central government agency complicit in the operation?
"The Purulia arms drop was a serious assault on India's sovereignty and a diabolical plot against an elected government," it said.