Crude bombs discovered at West Bengal Congress chief's rally venue

IANS April 15, 2016 14:13:18 IST
Crude bombs discovered at West Bengal Congress chief's rally venue

Kolkata: Five objects, suspected to be crude bombs, were found hidden beneath the stage from where West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is slated to address an election rally in Murshidabad district on Friday, police said.

The 'bomb-like objects' were found early Friday morning in Salar, some 190 km from Kolkata.

"Five objects resembling crude bombs have been found. A bomb disposal squad is at the spot and we are probing all aspects," Murshidabad superintendent of police C. Sudhakar said.

Chowdhury has pointed fingers at the ruling Trinamool Congress over the incident.

"The dais from which I am to address a rally in the evening, below that, 5-7 bombs have been found. The Trinamool is trying to create an environment of terror across Bengal, so I am not surprised at the incident," said Chowdhury.

"We are constantly up against the Trinamool in Murshidabad and will continue to do that," said Chowdhury, adding that the Election Commission has been intimated about the incident.

Updated Date:

also read

Defections, infighting: Why Sukanta Majumdar is likely to have a hard time as BJP's West Bengal chief
India

Defections, infighting: Why Sukanta Majumdar is likely to have a hard time as BJP's West Bengal chief

The first-time MP, with strong RSS roots and responsible for increasing the party's vote share in north Bengal, has replaced Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal Police arrest 22 for running fake call centre, duping people
India

West Bengal Police arrest 22 for running fake call centre, duping people

They introduced themselves as Amazon employees and used softwares like Teamviewer and Anydesk to remotely access and take control over target computers

Bhabanipur bypoll: CPI(M)'s Srijib Biswas to take on TMC chief Mamata Banerjee
India

Bhabanipur bypoll: CPI(M)'s Srijib Biswas to take on TMC chief Mamata Banerjee

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee has to win this by-poll to retain her chief minister's post. The bypolls are on 30 September while votes will be counted on 3 October