Malda, March 9: The West Bengal police on Wednesday recovered more than 100 crude bombs from a house in Malda. Notably, the bombs were kept inside nylon bags, which were covered under husk. The police immediately informed Bomb Defusing Squad (BDS) and took into its custody.
The police acting on a secret mission after getting the specific input, the team led by Additional Superintendent Dipak Sarkar raided the house in Hajinagar village of Malda and recovered the bombs, which were kept in nine nylon bags and hidden inside the toilet. The police also arrested four persons, including the owner of the house and launched the probe.
Earlier on Tuesday late night, at least one person was killed and two others injured in a mysterious bomb blast in Malda district. The blast occurred at Malda's Paharpur village near NH-81. The deceased has been identified as Joy Pandey. The other two critically injured were admitted to Malda Medical College and Hospital.
However, there are several such incidents already happened and earlier also explosives and arms were recovered which would have led a threat to the social fabric and communal harmony in West Bengal. Recovery of such huge quantity of crude bombs is an alarming signal as it may be used for communal riots, serial bomb blasts etc. Because communal tensions have been aroused in West Bengal since several cases of communal violence in Dhulagarh and Tehatta have been taken place in which Hindus were targeted.