40 hand grenades found at a house in Burdwan

Burdwan/New Delhi: The NIA on Wednesday recovered a sack containing 40 improvised hand grenades from a store room in a house in Burdwan where an explosion killed two persons on October 2 in which the involvement of a Bangladesh-based terror group is suspected.

The NIA investigators, along with Burdwan district police during a search of the house of one Rezaul Karim recovered the Improvised Explosive Devices this evening, NIA officials said.

The recovery was made when the investigators were searching the house of Rejaul located at Mathpara on Badsahi Road near Khagragarh where the accidental explosion on October 2 killed two persons.

During the search, the NIA men found some sacks from which one hand grenade fell on the floor, the police in Burdwan said.

National Security Guard (NSG) personnel, who are assisting the NIA in the case, were immediately called in. NSG men along with sniffer dogs found at least 40 improvised hand grenades.

The National Security Guard team camping at Burdwan is assisting the NIA investigators in safe disposal of the IEDs which are located in a thickly populated area.

The house was cordoned off by the police. This is one of the three houses found by the investigators to be used by the blast suspects besides the one where the explosion had taken place.

The state CID had earlier searched the house and found some documents.

Rezaul has been missing since the October 2 blast.

As part of its investigation, NIA had yesterday conducted searches at various places including the residence and shop of the arrested accused Hashem Moulla alias Badre Alam in Burdwan

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