Improvised hand grenades detonated in West Bengal's Burdwan

National Security Guard (NSG) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials on Friday seized a large stockpile of crude hand grenades, socket bombs and explosives from a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal where suspected militant Rejaul Karim used to stay.

PTI| Updated: Oct 17, 2014, 16:08 PM IST
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Burdwan: NIA officers with the help of NSG team have detonated improvised hand grenades, which they recovered during investigation, on a char in the Damodar River on the outskirts of Burdwan town, police said on Friday.

The hand grenades were detonated at a place near Sadar Ghat outside Burdwan town last night and two improvised hand grenades have been kept at Burdwan Police Line for investigation, officers said.

NIA officers were assisted by NSG team in safe disposal of the IEDs and efforts have been on to trace the absconding individual from whose house the grenades were seized, a press release from NIA said.

NIA 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 release said.

The NIA investigators, along with Burdwan district policemen, recovered the Improvised Explosive Devices during a search of the house of one Rezaul Karim.

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