To investigate Thursday’s blast at Khagragarh in Bardhaman district, Director-General of Police G.M.P. Reddy has formed a composite task force.
The task force includes officers from various State agencies who have experience in handling such cases, said Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Basudeb Banerjee on Sunday. Mr. Banerjee rubbished media reports which said that some officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) accused the State officials of “non-cooperation” in the probe. Two persons have been arrested.
“Three persons — Shakil Ahmed, Sovan Mondal and Abdul Hakim — were making improvised grenades in the building,” said Mr. Banerjee. He denied media reports which claimed that the State officials tried to remove evidence by blasting the 55 improvised explosive devices. Mr. Banerjee said that this was “standard procedure and the team from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory has done its work accordingly.”