Burdwan Blast: BSF security tightened, high alert sounded in West Bengal

After the blast in Burdwan, the North Bengal Border Security Forces (BSF) has tightened security system in 199 BOP's including Fulbari at the Jalpaiguri here. A high-alert has also been sounded across West Bengal while its borders with neighboring countries and adjacent states were sealed.

Siliguri: After the blast in Burdwan, the North Bengal Border Security Forces (BSF) has tightened security system in 199 BOP's including Fulbari at the Jalpaiguri here. A high-alert has also been sounded across West Bengal while its borders with neighboring countries and adjacent states were sealed.

SK Sood, the Inspector General said, "We have got information from our intelligence sources that a video of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zahawari have been circulated in Bangladesh."

"We have some unfenced border due to some land problems. However, we have strengthened our security to avoid any infiltrations," he added.

Two suspected militants were killed and another was injured in the explosion which occurred on Oct. 2 at a house in Khagragarh of Burdwan district.

Meanwhile, with the arrest of another person in connection with the blast, the number of those apprehended in the case has gone up to three.

Hafez Mollah alias Hasan, who was on Sunday detained by CID from Purbostholi, was formally arrested yesterday. Two women were also arrested on Sunday in connection with the blast in which the involvement of terror outfits like LeT and HuJI is being suspected.

West Bengal government has said that a large amount of bomb-making material and incriminating documents were seized from the blast site. The state shares international borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. It also shares boundaries with the Indian states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Sikkim and Assam.

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