Mamata sounds pre-Independence Day terror alert in Bengal

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Kolkata, Aug 10:  Some terrorist groups are trying to destabilise peace in West Bengal before Independence Day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday, Aug 10 warned and said she had received a detailed input from the Intelligence Bureau in this regard.

Talking to reporters at the state secretariat before leaving for New Delhi, Banerjee said, "An alert has been sounded at airports, railway stations, important public places and all vital installations across the state."

Mamata sounds alert in West Bengal

The chief minister said the suspicion was raised after the recovery of about 100 kg of explosives in the Raghunathganj area of Murshidabad district, which sparked a security alert ahead of the Independence Day.

Banerjee said she had ordered a CID probe into the incident. She also claimed that a particular political party was encouraging such terrorist groups, though she refrained from naming the party.

With the seizure of the huge quantity of explosives, police had busted a terror den at Raghunathganj area last Saturday and made some arrests.

Intelligence agencies had earlier sounded an alert of a major terror attack in Kolkata and across the state on or before August 15, police sources said.

Following the IB alert, security has been beefed up in the state, while the police launched a massive search operation after the recovery, the sources said.


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