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NIA takes over probe in Murshidabad bomb blast

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe relating to a bomb explosion at the Nimita railway station in West Bengal that injured 22 people, including West Bengal Minister Jakir Hossain.

The incident occurred in February, when Mr. Hossain, Minister of State for Labour, was critically injured in the explosion.

“The case was initially registered as FIR No. 05/21 dated 17.02.2021 u/s 326, 307 & 120B of IPC and 3 & 4 of Explosive Substance Act against unknown miscreants at Azimganj GRP P.S., Murshidabad District, West Bengal on the statement of Md. Allarakha. NIA re-registered the case and has taken over the investigation today,” the probe agency said in a statement on Tuesday. The case was being investigated by West Bengal CID.