Minor blast near Kolkata NIA office

According to officials of the Electronic Complex Police station, no casualties or injury took place.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:November 11, 2014 1:09 am

A minor explosion occurred near a CRPF camp, which also houses the camp office of NIA which is probing the Burdwan blast, at Rajarhat area in Kolkata late on Monday, police officials said. The explosion peeled some concrete off the CRPF campus wall and twisted a portion of the tin shed of a bus stand.

The NIA camp office, situated in the Bidhannagar area in the suburb of the city, is also being used to interrogate Sajid, the mastermind of the Burdwan blast, and other arrested suspects in the blast.

According to officials of the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, “initial investigation has shown that at around 7.30 pm, two crude bombs were thrown towards the bus stand when a car was passing by the camp office area”.

Commissioner, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, Rajeev Kumar and a team of CRPF personnel rushed to the spot. A team of bomb experts also reached there and collected samples.

According to officials of the Electronic Complex Police station, no casualties or injury took place.

Debasish Dhar, Additional Commissioner of Police, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, said they suspect that the material used could have been a firecracker. “We are not taking it lightly. A police team has rushed to the spot to inquire into the nature of the explosive material,” Dhar said.

The police said there was no CCTV coverage even though three important police installations were located in a cluster at the spot — the CRPF campus, a BSF housing complex and a Seema Sashastra Bal office.

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