West Bengal Assembly Elections | 56 bombs found in Bengal, says ECI

Search followed tip-off, says poll panel

March 28, 2021 09:52 pm | Updated March 29, 2021 12:01 am IST - NEW DELHI

A view of the logo of Election Commission of India (ECI), in New Delhi. File

A view of the logo of Election Commission of India (ECI), in New Delhi. File

The Election Commission said on Sunday that 56 bombs had been recovered from Narendrapur in West Bengal during a search operation based on “secret source information”.

On the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, a team of Narendrapur police under Baruipur police district raided a “bamboo fenced tile shed room beside Bheri at Kantipota, Kheadaha II G.P. under Narendrapur P.S”, an EC statement said.

The police team recovered 56 bombs during the search, it said. A case was lodged under sections of the Explosive Substances Act against “one Tarun and & unknown others who are involved in the racket of manufacturing, transportation and illegal use of bombs,” the EC said.

The bomb disposal squad disposed of all the bombs, it said. The investigation was on and efforts were being made to catch those involved, it said.

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