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False bomb alarm near Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminus in Siliguri

Sources said around 10.30am, policemen spotted an unclaimed bag near the traffic guard office, cordoned it and informed their superiors

Our Correspondent Siliguri Published 02.08.21, 12:42 AM
A team from the CID’s bomb disposal squad examined the bag with laser guns and scanners and triggered a minor blast to open it. However, the bag contained some clothes and a pressure cooker. 

A team from the CID’s bomb disposal squad examined the bag with laser guns and scanners and triggered a minor blast to open it. However, the bag contained some clothes and a pressure cooker.  Shutterstock

A bomb scare near the Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminus here on Sunday turned out to be a false alarm.

Sources said around 10.30am, policemen spotted an unclaimed bag near the traffic guard office, cordoned it and informed their superiors.

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A team from the CID’s bomb disposal squad examined the bag with laser guns and scanners and triggered a minor blast to open it. However, the bag contained some clothes and a pressure cooker.

In Cooch Behar district, a team of Sitalkuchi police station arrested one Benu Barman on Saturday night with two swords, a bow and two arrows. Police are probing why he had stocked those items.

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