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19 crude bombs, pistol found near children’s home in Kolkata

As many as 19 crude bombs were seized from an abandoned auto-rickshaw near a children’s home in Kolkata’s Haridevpur area on Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, law enforcers conducted a

As many as 19 crude bombs were seized from an abandoned auto-rickshaw near a children’s home in Kolkata’s Haridevpur area on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, law enforcers conducted a raid on Friday night and found three abandoned auto-rickshaws on the ground near a children’s home in 41 Pally locality in Haridevpur police station area, officials informed.

Police recovered 19 crude bombs, one country-made pistol, and two cartridges found in one of the auto-rickshaws, which was operational on the Chakraberia-Bijoygarh route.

Police have initiated an investigation to ascertain whether the bombs were a part of a terror plot. Moreover, a manhunt to trace the owner of the auto-rickshaw has been launched.

First Published: 23rd April, 2022 16:54 IST

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