Alipurduar bomb blast kills one, injures 12

20 03 2009
Alipurduar bomb blast kills one, injures 12
Press Trust of India / Jalpaiguri (wb) March 18, 2009, 13:32 IST

At least one person was killed and 12 others injured when a bomb rigged to a cycle exploded at Alipurduar town in north Bengal today.

The cycle-bomb exploded at a super market complex at Chowpathy in a busy area of the town, IG, north Bengal, K L Tamta told PTI.

He said the bomb was a very powerful one. However, its exact nature was being ascertained.

Asked if it could be the handiwork of the ULFA, he said, “Why should ULFA insurgents come here?”

He said two years ago there was a similar cycle-bomb explosion at Barobisa in the Alipurduar sub-division.

Ananth Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Jalpaiguri, said some people escaped with minor injuries. The injured have been admitted to a Alipurduar sub-divisional hospital.

Tamta said the area had been cordoned off and a bomb squad has been sent to the area.

The deceased has been identified as Sujit Das, 27.

Extremists of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation and ULFA are active in the area.