Bomb attack on WB minister: B'deshi national detained

Bomb attack on West Bengal minister: CID detains Bangladeshi national

West Bengal Minister Jakir Hossain. Credit: Screengrab via Facebook.

The CID in West Bengal had detained a Bangladeshi national in relation to the case of an alleged bomb attack on state minister Jakir Hossain.

Sources in the CID said that the person was being interrogated and refused to divulge any further details as the investigation was still going on.

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The minister, a prominent leader of the TMC in Murshidabad district was critically injured, when he was entering the Nimtita Railway station to board a train, due to a sudden bomb blast on February 17. He sustained grievous injuries to his hands and legs including a shattered ankle and thumb. More than 20 other people were also injured in the incident.

Hossain is currently undergoing treatment at a Government-run hospital in Kolkata and is not out of danger yet.

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