Bomb blast in Bengal once again as unidentified assailants hurled grenades:
As West Bengal prepares for the sixth phase of Assembly polls on Thursday, three separate blasts rocked the constituencies where polling will take place on Tuesday. One person was killed and several others were injured in the blasts, local police said.
The first blast took place on GC Road in Titagad in 24 North Parganas district. Two people were injured in the blast. Rajkishore Jadhav, 28, died at a hospital on Wednesday. Another is being treated at a private hospital in Kolkata.
Some unidentified assailants hurled grenades at the NJMC cotton mill area in Titagad under the Barrackpore Assembly constituency where the sixth phase of polling will be held. Police suspect that BJP leader Santosh Jena may have targeted the house and carried out the attack. Upon receiving the information on the bomb blast in Bengal, Some unidentified assailants hurled grenades at the NJMC cotton mill area in Titagad under the Barrackpore Area, the police examined the scene and seized two bombs that are not exploded.
The bomber struck shortly after midnight, on Tuesday in the Bhatpara area of the Jagatdal assembly constituency. Locals complained to police that unidentified individuals had planted bombs in the area. However, local TMC leaders alleged that BJP leaders were behind this heinous event. However, police said no bombs were found there. Polling will also be held in the Jagatdal Assembly constituency on Thursday.
It is learned that polling will be held in Bengal in eight installments. The sixth phase of polling will take place today. As part of this, polling will be held for a total of 43 assembly seats. A total of 306 candidates are in the fray for these positions. As polling for the fourth and fifth rounds turned violent, the ECI put in place more stringent security arrangements. Central forces of about 1,071 companies were deployed in the field.