Siliguri: The security forces have averted a major terror bid in the state on Friday as a joint team of West Bengal police and SSB recovered a huge cache of explosives from a bus in Siliguri.
As per reports, following a tip off security personnel apprehended a man named Somnath rai at the Foolbari gate area and seized powerful Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). He was travelling to Jalpaiguri from Cooch Behar.
Bomb squad rushed to the spot and defused the explosives safely. Police said that the bombs were meant to be used during Independence Day to carry out subversive activities. The incident sparked panic and created a heavy logjam on the busy road.