CID Bomb Disposal Squad Member Injured While Defusing Explosives


Cooch Behar: A member of the CID bomb disposal squad has been injured when a container bomb exploded while being defused at Dinhata in Cooch Behar on Wednesday.

The injured, Debasish Mitra, has suffered burns in his face and is now admitted to Dinhata Sub-divisional Hospital. He is a member of the CID’s bomb disposal squad based at Alipurduar.

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According to sources, A few days ago, police had confiscated five container bombs from a village located next to Bangladesh border at Dinhata. The bombs were brought to Krishi Mela ground at Dinhata for disposal by the bomb disposal squad.

While carrying out the task, one of the five container bombs suddenly exploded. Going against the laid down safety norms, Mitra was not mainting all norms. The explosives in the container were not of high capacity, else it could have proved fatal for Mitra.