With NIA set to take over Birbhum probe, here is why Bengal is India’s bomb capital


New Delhi, Apr 22: Violence in West Bengal has become a routine affairs. The violence ranges from arson, riots and bomb blasts as well. On Thursday, the Calcutta High Court while vacating a stay order by a single judge Bench ordered transfer of the investigation into two incidents of explosions in Birbhum to the National Investigation Agency.

While ordering that the probe into the incidents that took place in 2019 will be handled by the NIA, the Bench said that the agency has precedence in enquiry into scheduled offences.

Incidents of bomb blasts are nothing new in West Bengal. In 2015, the agencies ha found 150 crude bombs in Birbhum and this clearly suggested that bombs are being manufactured in large numbers in the state.

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