West Bengal: Another controversy in Birbhum!! 40 bombs found in Rampurhat

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Kolkata: Even as controversy rages over the violence that led to 12 deaths at Rampurhat in Birbhum district of West Bengal, sensation has spread due to the recovery of 40 country-made bombs in the area.

Birbhum Superintendent of Police (SP) Nagendra Nath Tripathi has issued a statement in this regard saying that 40 country-made bombs were recovered at Margram of Rampurhat in Birbhum district of West Bengal. 

The crude bombs were hidden in 4 buckets and kept in the back of an under-construction house. Investigation has been started in the matter.

Although more information has not been made public about this officially yet. But after the bomb was found, no big conspiracy could be ruled out in Birbhum district.

On March 22, eight people died in Birbhum due to fire in their houses. The incident happened a day after the murder of the TMC leader. Three women and two children were among the dead.

The autopsy report reportedly stated that the victims were beaten up before being burnt alive. The incident prompted locals to flee from Bogatui village in Rampurhat, where the violence took place. Also, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the families of the victims. The Bengal government had constituted an SIT to investigate the matter.

But after the order of the Calcutta High Court, the investigation of the case was handed over to the CBI. After this, a 15-member CBI team led by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Akhilesh Singh reached Rampurhat village in West Bengal on Saturday to investigate the Birbhum violence. According to news agency ANI, the team also included experts from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), New Delhi.

According to officials familiar with the matter, sections 302 (murder), 326 (assault with dangerous weapons), 435 (damage to property by fire), 436 (destruction of house by fire), 449 (house-trespass to commit offence) And another case was registered under the Indian Penal Code.

first published:March 27, 2022, 10:25 a.m.

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