Blast Jolts Murshidabad, 1 Dead

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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.

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.

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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.