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Bomb attack on Bengal minister Jakir Hossain: CID detains Bangladeshi national

Jakir Hossain, Trinamool Congress MLA and the minister of state for labour, was waiting at platform number 2 to catch a train to Kolkata around 10 pm on February 17 when the blast occurred, seriously injuring him and the others.

By: PTI | Kolkata |
Updated: February 24, 2021 1:38:09 pm
Officers suspect IED used in bomb blast, injured minister may be operated againThis photo shows West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain seconds before the blast. (File photo)

The West Bengal CID has detained a Bangladeshi national in connection with the blast in Murshidabad’s Nimtita Railway Station in which state minister Jakir Hossain and over 20 others were injured, an official said on Wednesday.

Hossain, Trinamool Congress MLA and the minister of state for labour, was waiting at platform number 2 to catch a train to Kolkata around 10 pm on February 17 when the blast occurred, seriously injuring him and the others.

“We have detained one person and investigation is underway,” a senior CID official said.

Hossain and the other injured persons are undergoing treatment at a state-run hospital in the city.

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