Kolkata: The Barrackpore Police Commissionerate has reached Kazibazar area of Nagerbazar in Dumdum on Tuesday morning soon after the explosion.
As per the initial report by the Police socket bombs were used in the incident. The mishap happened after the the low intensity bomb exploded. Meanwhile, NIA has taken the stock of the incident from the CID. A three member NIA team will reach the spot shortly and collect the samples for further investigation.
Another suspicious fact came into light the locals have informed that an unknown person was seen carrying incense stick in the area. Locals have also confirmed that the person was never seen before in the area.
“A large explosion took place outside a shop in Nagerbazar area today morning. What caused the explosion is yet to be ascertained. Several people have been injured in the blast,” Barrackpore police Commissioner Rajesh Kumar Singh said.
“We are investigating the matter. The bomb squad of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been called to the spot. We have cordoned off the area,” he said.
Trinamool Congress leader and Chairman of South Dumdum municipality Panchu Gopal Roy said the blast was targeted at him.
“I think they tried to target me. Today is October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. We all know which group was involved in Gandhiji’s killing. I will not be surprised if that same group was involved in this blast,” he said.