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Friday, November 7, 2014

Another explosion in Kaliachak rocks the district

Malda, 16 October, 2014: After Narendrapur village in English Bazaar and Bajeapti village in Baishnabnagar yet another explosion rocked Hatichapa village of Binnagar I gram panchayat in Kaliachak police station on Wednesday night.

However, police could not identify the injured in the explosion though the locals claimed that few miscreants who were manufacturing bombs were seriously wounded when those bombs exploded.

Though none has yet been arrested, three persons were detained and a small vehicle allegedly used for carrying the injured was seized.

Additional SP Abhishek Modi rushed to Hatichapa village with a large contingent of police to take stock of the situation little after the explosion at 8 pm last night. Some items used for manufacturing bombs were collected from the spot by police.

Azahar Sheikh, a local grocer said that police were late to reach the spot. Meanwhile the injured fled.

Meanwhile, blame-game started between Congress and Trinamul Congress over the explosion.

Trinamul leader of Binnagar – I zone Naosad Ali said claimed that bombs exploded when some miscreants were busy manufacturing those at the house of a Congress activist Murshed Sheikh. Few people were injured in explosion. “Police raided the village before to find the bombs piled by the Congress miscreants but those bombs were then concealed. Now, after the explosion Congress leaders are trying to hush up the matter,” Mr Ali said.

Kaliachak I Congress leader Farman Sheikh on the claimed that Trinamul miscreants had gathered huge number of crude bombs which suddenly exploded leaving one Alauddin Sheikh (35) injured. He said that Murshed Sheikh had no connection with explosion but he fled anticipating police harassment as his house is at the vicinity of the spot of the explosion.

SP, Prasun Banerjee said, “Police reached spot in time and some ingredients of bomb were recovered. It is also being seen what kind of bomb exploded there.”

Banerjee further informed that a nano car was seized and its owner, driver and a quack medical practitioner were detained for interrogation.

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