Blast Jolts Murshidabad, 1 Dead


Murshidabad: A person was killed and six injured when a powerful blast ripped through a house in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Sunday night. The victim has been identified as Saukat Sheikh (32) a resident of Samsherganj.

As per reports, Saukat Sheikh was hardcore Trinamool Congress supporters and allegedly one of the muscle man of the party in the area.

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Police said that Saukat and his partners were making crude bombs in the house one of which accidentally went off and caused a huge blast. The injured have been rushed to a local hospital as police launched an investigation.

West Bengal has witnessed a massive surge in the growth of crude bomb making units and Jihadi activities over the years with the patronage of political parties.