Investigators recover IEDs from a house in Burdwan

16 Oct 2014


Burdwan, Oct 16: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) oin Thursday recovered a sack full of IED’s while conducting searches at a residence in West Bengal's Burdwan district.

 The IED\'s were reportedly recovered from the residence of one Rezaul Karim who is absconding.

In a statement, the NIA said: " The NIA investigation is continuing on a fast pace. This day in the evening a team of NIA officers assisted by Burdwan District Police
conducted search of a house of one important person linked with the incident located in Burdwan wherein a sack full of IED’s concealed in a room have been recovered. Further enquiries are on.

"The NIA officers are also being assisted by NSG team in safe disposal
of IEDs as the area is located in thickly populated area. Efforts are on to trace the absconding individual," read the statement.

 Country\'s premier terror investigation body NIA is currently investigating  into the Burdwan blast which had killed two people on Oct 2.

The decision for an NIA probe was taken by the Home Ministry in view of international ramifications of the case as the incident is now being linked to terrorist groups from across the border having connections with al-Qaeda, LeT and HUJI.

The involvement of a Bangladesh-based terror group into the blast is also suspected.

The Centre initiated a suo-motu probe in regard to the Burdwan blast.

A copy of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order was also sent to the West Bengal government clearly stating that NIA had taken up the matter to probe suo-motu.

The Burdwan blast incident had taken place at Khagragarh area in Burdwan district as the explosion in a house led to the discovery of a cache of arms and ammunition. Two people, identified as Shakil Ahmed and Swapan Mondal, died in the blast.

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