It is raining bombs in West Bengal and the latest is that 70 crude bombs have been found at the Sattore village. While the process of defusing the bomb is underway, officials say that they were kept in a plastic drum.
The bombs were found at the Sattore village in Birbhum district. While 50 bombs were kept in a plastic drum and hidden inside a pond the remaining 20 were found near an under-construction site.
Bombs for the turf war:
Sources tell oneindia that these bombs are sourced only with an intent of fighting a turf war. During the investigations conducted into similar incidents in the past it has been found that local leaders use these bombs to fight turf wars against their political opponents.
In a recent incident similar bombs had been used at Bansanka and Chomandalpur. During this incident bombs were hurled at the police and also political opponents which led to firing by the police.
Incidents in the past:
A similar incident was reported at Malda in the month of October. Here 70 crude bombs were found at the Kaliachak police station limits and it was the villagers who had tipped off the cops.
A similar incident had also been reported at Birbhum this year when the police found 20 crude bombs. In the year 2013 ten persons had lost their lives in crude bomb related attacks at the 24 Paraganas district.
The agency sources say that there is no connection with these bombs and the Burdwan module. These are bombs that are prepared locally and stocked to fight political opponents.
It has become a norm in several villages in West Bengal to hurl bombs at each other during the polls, be it an assembly, parliamentary or panchayat poll.
While there is no link to the Burdwan module directly the agencies also do not rule out the possibility that some of the members had prepared bombs for the local leaders in exchange for protection.
In the ongoing Burdwan probe it has been found that the operatives were preparing at least 600 bombs most of which were meant to be transported to Bangladesh.