Day 5 In Violence-Hit Birbhum: Bomb Recoveries Continue To Shock Indians

| Updated : March 27, 2022, 1:23 pm
Updated : March 27, 2022, 1:23 pm

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The crude bombs were recovered from an under-construction building in Margram, Birbhum.

BIRBHUM: The West Bengal Police on Saturday recovered as many as 40 crude bombs from Margram area of Birbhum district where eight people, including women and children, were attacked and burnt alive earlier this week.

The bombs, stored in four buckets, were defused soon after the recovery, the police told The New Indian.

This is the second recovery of bombs under Margram police station in Birbhum district. On Friday, the police recovered 60 locally made unexploded bombs in the area. “We have recovered 60 unexploded bombs which were made locally,” Birbhum Superintendent of Police (SP) Nagendra Nath Tripathi had told The New Indian.

On March 22, unidentified people set at least 10 houses on fire, killing eight people following the murder of a local TMC leader, Bhadu Sheikh in Bagtoi village under Rampurhat in Birbhum district.

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the investigation of the massacre from a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the West Bengal Police. The SIT has been instructed by the Calcutta High Court to hand over all the documents to the central probe agency and extend full cooperation.

The CBI, which has named 21 suspects in the murder case, has, in its preliminary enquiry, revealed that the violence was meted out in “retaliation” to avenge the murder of TMC leader Sheikh. He was allegedly attacked with crude bombs by unknown assailants the day before.

Earlier in the day, a 30-member team of the CBI led by DIG Akhilesh Singh visited Bagtoi village as directed by the high court.

An eight-member team of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) of the CBI visited to the spot and collected samples for forensic study earlier this week.

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