Burdwan blast: phones with 'jihadi' videos found

  • Mohammad Asif, Hindustan Times, BURDWAN
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2014 15:34 IST

The police investigating the blast in Burdwan on Thursday, which left two dead, have said that video clips of Islamic fundamentalist activities were found in the cellphones seized from the spot.

The officials have also started looking for the sixth suspect involved in the case and have released his sketch based on the description given by the landlord.

The landlord told the police that the man often visited the five people who took the house on rent.

On Thursday, an explosion in a house led to the discovery of a cache of arms and ammunition. Two people, Shakil Ahmed and Swapan Mondal, died in the blast. When officials reached the entered the site, they found the third person Abdul Hakim trying to burn two cellphones.

Rumi Bibi, wife of Shakil Ahmed, and Aklima Bibi wife of Hasan Saheb, have been detained in connection with the blast.

The landlord alleged that they had taken the house on rent and told him they were setting up a workshop for making burkhas.

The police have not ruled out terror links to the incident, but have sad it’s too early to say much.

“Unless our probe is over, we are not in a position to comment anything as we are not sure whether they are telling the truth,” said an officer.

The SIM cards for the two cellphones seized were purchased from Jangipur in Murshishabad, the police have found.

The NIA, CID and the police are all probing the incident.

A forensic team visited the spot on Sunday and collected samples. They also visited the banks of the Damodar river where the ammunition from the house were disposed.

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