Kolkata, Nov 20: Three people were injured in two incidents of crude bomb blasts in West Bengal Thursday, police said.
The first blast took place in Mohanpur area in North 24-Parganas district. Two labourers were injuries when a crude bomb went off while they were filling up stone chips in sacks near a construction site.
The second explosion occurred in Malda district's Gazole area in which a man was injured when he touched an unclaimed box lying in the middle of a road.
"According to witnesses, a box-like thing was lying near the road and when the man touched it, it went off, seriously injuring him," an officer of Gazole police station said.
Earlier on Nov 8, in a major breakthrough in Burdwan blast case, West Bengal police today arrested the mastermind of the incident Sajid, a Bangladeshi national and stated to be a Chief Commander of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror group. Sajid was arrested by slueths of Bidhannagar Police Commissionarte in the afternoon from the Airport area of North 24-Parganas district.
"Today we arrested a person Sheikh Rahamatullah. He is a Bangaldeshi. After interrogation, it was revealed that he is Sajid who is involved in the Burdwan blast case and is the chief of Burdwan module. This is also confirmed by the fact that NIA has declared the cash award of Rs 10 lakhs," Bidhannagar Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar told reporters on Nov 8.
(With inputs from IANS)