13 IEDs recovered from a house in Siliguri

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Siliguri, Apr 13 (UNI) Police recovered 13 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from a rented house at Gurung Bastee under Pradhannagar Police Station in the district.

North Bengal Inspector General of Police K L Tamta said here today that acting on a tip-off, police raided the house, owned by one Anjali Dey, last night and recovered the IEDs.

Several incriminating documents were also recovered from the house.

The CID's bomb disposal squad later defused the explosives at a safe location.

During an interrogation, the landlady said she had rented out the house to three girls, aged 20-25 years, who said they were Nepali citizens.

However, all the girls were absconding and a massive manhunt was on to nab the three.

One person was detained for questioning in connection with the incident so far, the IG added.

Meanwhile, investigation was on to ascertain whether Assam-based militant organisation National Democratic Front of Bodoland was involved in the incident.

Earlier, three persons were killed and one injured in a bomb blast on April 3, in a house under Pradhannagar police station.

On April 8, about 2-3 kgs of powerful explosives, suspected to be RDX, were recovered from a house at Rajibnagar area under the same police station.

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