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Bus bomb

Alipurduar, Oct. 11: A bomb with a timer stuffed in a schoolbag was found on a private bus near here yesterday evening and defused early this morning.

A 21-year-old youth was arrested today in connection with the case.

Alipurduar police recovered the bomb from the bus plying on the Jaigaon-Rydak route around 5pm yesterday. The police said they had been tipped off on the bomb.

They took the explosive to a deserted place near the Gadadhar bridge on NH31C and it was defused by a bomb squad from Siliguri at1.30am today.

The youth, Tinku Das, was arrested after getting evidence that the bag may belong to him.