C Times, 24 June 2017, Agartala
3 bombs were found in a sack near Gedu Mia Masjid on Saturday. According to a report, the residents of the locality who were taking a morning walk on Saturday suddenly noticed a suspicious sack near Gedu Mia Masjid of Chittaranjan area.
Upon receiving information the police and the bomb squad arrived and the sack was taken to bypass road. Three live bombs covered with plastic and cello tape were found inside the sack and were later diffused by the bomb squad.
The sudden discovery of live bombs ahead of Id and Rath Yatra in such a congested area has created panic among the city people. Police are yet to ascertain about the story behind this. SP West Abhijit Saptarshi said, “The security has been beefed up in the city and requested the city dwellers not to panic”.
According to political analysts, “the area of Chittaranjan has always been an anti-left zone with Sri Gopal Ray being the present MLA (Congress). The Left govt. have been eyeing this seat since ex-MLA late Madhusudhan Saha’s reign. Earlier many opposition leaders of this area like Mantu Saha, Shyamal Bardhan including Madhusudhan Saha were murdered due to political rivalry but the seat could not be conquered by the left govt.
The present land mafia of the area has also shifted under the umbrella of left govt. But due to state BJP’s tremendous campaigning and statewide mass movements and activities the left govt. is reeling under severe pressure.
Also, the joining of Congress heavyweight Ratan Chakrabarty of Chittaranjan area in BJP has poured water on the hopes of the left govt. So is the sudden discovery of live bombs in the area a new gamble by the left govt. before the 2018 elections are what that remains to be seen”.