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NIA Probing Burdwan Explosion

Published: 11th October 2014 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th October 2014 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA:  Soon after the Ministry of Home Affair’s decision to appoint the NIA to investigate the October 2 explosion in Burdwan district of West Bengal despite strong opposition from the ruling Trinamool Congress Government, local sleuths of the agency on Friday took over documents and materials from the state CID. A special NIA team has also arrived here from New Delhi.

The NIA officials based here went to the CID headquarters at Bhabani Bhavan and after holding a meeting with Additional Director General, CID, took charge of the explosion case in which terrorists of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JuMB) Bangladesh were involved.

While two terrorists, Shakil Ahmed and Subhan Mondal died on the spot, another JuMB activist Abul Hassan, was critically injured. Wives of Shakil and Abul -- Raziya Bibi and Amina Bibi -- were arrested from the spot.

The two women had received training from jihadi camps in Bangladesh and Pakistan and had threatened to shoot fire brigade personnel and local people when they tried to enter the house after the explosion.

The CID, till Friday, has arrested four more men suspected to be involved in the terror act.

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