NIA files indictment against three in West Bengal bomb blast case

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The National Investigation Agency has filed an indictment in a special court here against three people in connection with a bombing that killed one person in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal in January this year.

In the indictment, the NIA named Kankan Karan, the owner of the house where the bomb exploded during its manufacture, in addition to Samar Shankar Mandal and Ratan Pramanik.

The name of Karan’s associate, Anup Das, who was killed in the explosion at Paschim Bhanganmari village on January 3, was also included in the indictment filed on Friday, according to a statement from the central agency.

“Investigation revealed that the accused Samar Shankar Mondal entered into a criminal conspiracy with other co-accused Ratan Pramanik, Kankan Karan and the deceased accused Anup Das for the preparation and unlawful possession of crude bombs and substances explosives with nefarious purposes, the statement said.

Further investigations into the case are ongoing, said the NIA, which took over the case on January 25.

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