40 Crude Bombs Found In Birbhum Days After Arson

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  • 4 buckets packed with crude bombs found in Margram.
  • Margram is just 10 km from Bagtui, where at least 8 people were burnt to death.
  • Police has registered an FIR and currently probing the case.

Birbhum: At a time when Birbhum district is reeling under violence after the killing of a panchayat official earlier this week, 40 crude bombs were on Saturday found in 4 buckets from Margram in the same district. However, police filled the buckets with sand and water to prevent the bombs from exploding.

The recovery of the bombs comes a day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked the police to conduct special raids to seize all bombs, arms, and ammunition produced illegally in the state.

It must be noted that Margram is just 10 km from Bagtui, where 8 people were charred to death after their houses were set ablaze following the death of deputy Panchayat chief Bhadu Sheikh. However, reports of crude bomb recoveries have also been reported from Keshpur in West Midnapore.

Earlier in the day, the CBI filed cases in connection with the killing of 8 people in the Birbhum district, shortly after the Calcutta High Court directed the central probe agency to take over the investigation into the case. A team of CBI officials from Kolkata will reach Bogtui village, where miscreants had on March 21st set 10 houses on fire, killing at least 8 people including women and children, and begin its probe on Saturday, a CBI official told.

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