Bomb attack on Bengal minister Jakir Hossain likely to be accidental: CID
An officer of the Criminal Investigation Department said on Monday (February 22) that West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain, who was seriously injured in a crude bomb explosion last week might not be the target of the perpetrators and the bomb seemed to have gone off accidentally.
The CID official also said that the miscreants who possibly brought the explosive kept in a bag from outside the state were on their way to take it to Kolkata.
MLA Jakir Hossain and 10 TMC workers were severely injured after a crude bomb exploded at platform no 2 of Nimtita station in Murshidabad where they were standing to catch train at around 10 pm on February 17.
The Bengal government has handed over the investigation into the case to the CID. The investigators collected torn pieces of a black bag, remains of mobile phone battery and a bike-battery, wires and other items from the site of the explosion.
The CID officer said, “Going by our initial investigations, it seems that the bomb went off accidentally and not intentionally.”
The officer also said that CCTV footage and mobile video recordings of the spot are being examined. The agency is yet to arrest anyone in connection with the blast.