NIA Files Chargesheet In 2022 West Bengal’s Bhupatinagar Blast

NIA Files Chargesheet In 2022 West Bengal’s Bhupatinagar Blast

New Delhi, July 5 (TNA) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed the first supplementary chargesheet against 3 accused in the 2022 Bhupatinagar (West Bengal) blast case which had killed three persons while charges against 3 accused who were killed in the blast, have been abated.

NIA's chargesheet in the case RC-16/2023/NIA/DLI, filed before the Special Court, Calcutta, names three deceased, Raj Kumar Manna, Biswajit Gayen and Buddhadeb Manna, and three others, identified as Panchanan Ghorai, Manobrata Jana and Balai Charan Maity.

Of the latter three, the first is out on bail and the other two are in judicial custody. All six charge-sheeted accused were found to be actively involved in the criminal conspiracy related to the bomb blast that took place at Village Naruabila on December 2, 2022.

NIA, which had taken over the investigation from the state police on 4th June 2023, has charge-sheeted the accused under various sections of the IPC and ES Act. The chargesheet filed before the NIA Special Court, Calcutta, has exposed the criminal conspiracy involving the supply of explosives for making bombs to spread terror and violence in the region. Further investigations into the case are continuing.

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