Bomb scare at English Bazaar

MALDA
9 Oct 2018

Bomb scare gripped Kalitala area under English Bazaar police station for hours together after an unclaimed briefcase was found at the vicinity of a puja pandal a little distance away from the party office of former minister and local civic body councilor Krishnendu Choudhury last night.
After locals found the briefcase, they immediately informed Choudhury and club officials. Soon after the police were informed, close monitoring was made on the briefcase.
Bomb squad of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police reached the spot in the morning. However, the briefcase was declared to be benign as no suspicious element was found within.
Deputy superintendent of police (headquarter) Bipul Majumdar said that although an unclaimed briefcase triggered bomb scare at Kalitala area initially, it was examined by bomb squad. Probably, someone trashed the article there. (EOIPC)