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Two women held for Burdwan blast

Last Updated : 05 October 2014, 21:06 IST
Last Updated : 05 October 2014, 21:06 IST

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Two women were arrested and a man detained on Sunday in connection with the Burdwan blast in West Bengal that left two suspected militants dead. 

The ruling Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and the CPM were locked in a blame game over the incident in which the role of terror groups is being probed.

Burdwan Superintendent of Police S M H Mirza said the two women—Rajira Bibi alias Rumi hailing from Karimpur in Nadia and Amina Bibi from Lalbagh in Murshidabad—were arrested from Khagragarh in the morning. Later, another person identified as Hatij Mollah was detained by a CID team from his house at Khar Duttapa in Purbostholi, about 70 km from Burdwan.

Mirza said the two women were produced before a Burdwan court which sent them to police custody for nine days. They had been detained on the day of the blast on October 2 in a house in Khagragarh in Burdwan town.

Rajira Bibi is the widow of suspected militant Shakil Ahmed, who was killed in the explosion while Amina Bibi is the wife of Hasan Saheb, who was critically injured in the blast and is under treatment at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital. The second dead man was identified as Sovan Mandal.

The CID of West Bengal police is looking into possible involvement of terror outfits like LeT and HuJI in the blast.

Mirza said that 55 grenades, chemicals used in making explosives, a book on how to trigger explosions, were seized by the CID team.

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Published 05 October 2014, 21:04 IST

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