Oct 2 blast: NIA chief visits Burdwan

24 Oct 2014


Kolkata, Oct 24: NIA Director General Sharad Kumar visited Burdwan district of West Bengal to monitor the progress in the investigation in the Oct 2 blast on Friday.

 He visited Khagragarh in Burdwan and also the house where 39 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)s and chemicals were recovered recently.

According to reports, Kumar has left for Beldanga town in Murshidabad district of the state.

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.

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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