In a major success, a team of the NIA and NSG recovered around 39 more improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and two sacks full of explosives from the house of a suspect in connection with the Burdwan blast probe. The suspect is absconding and efforts are on to trace him.
According to NIA officials, in a search operation assisted by the Burdwan police, a sack full of IEDs was recovered from the house of one ‘important person’ linked with the incident.
The NIA officers are also being assisted by the NSG team in safe disposal of IEDs as the house is located in a thickly-populated area.
The search operation was launched on Thursday morning, with DIG (NIA) Anurag and 30 members of the NSG reaching Burdwan to scan the area for arms and explosives. NSG commandos, accompanied by sniffer dogs, also began a round-the-clock search within 100 metre of the Simulia madrasa.
The NIA officials found a map in the madrasa, in which they noticed a mention of the Badsahi Road house, after which they decided to raid the house. They then contacted the NSG.
The NSG team, searched the house with sniffer dogs, and found a hidden room in which the explosives were kept.
On October 2, after the accidental blast in the house of one of the accused, dozens of IEDs were recovered but they were later destroyed by the local police.
The agency sleuths have also been provided with paramilitary personnel at their disposal whenever they go to the ‘interior’ areas in connection with their probe.
“Some time the NIA team needs to cordon off the area in search of an accused and other times, we may have to go to place wherein the state police might also hesitate to go in. For these purposes, the home ministry has put at the disposal of the NIA team adequate paramilitary men,” said a home ministry official requesting anonymity.