60 live crude bombs recovered by police during the night-long operation

The police raided the bamboo grove adjacent to Malatipur village last night following a tip-off and seized a large number of bombs from five bags, a jar and a motorcycle dicky.

Published: 21st June 2018 09:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2018 09:34 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MALDAH: About 60 live crude bombs were recovered from a bamboo grove in Baishnabnagar area in West Bengal's Maldah district during a night-long search since Wednesday, police said today.

The police raided the bamboo grove adjacent to Malatipur village last night following a tip-off and seized a large number of bombs from five bags, a jar and a motorcycle dicky during the night-long operation, which ended this morning.

The police also seized materials used for making bombs.

Additional superintendent of police Dipak Sarkar rushed to the spot with reinforcement and the bombs were later defused.

The police suspect that the bombs were stockpiled by anti-socials. Investigations are on, they said.

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