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West Bengal: Five held in Birbhum violence incident; arms recovered

Following the Birbhum violence incident, a drive to seize arms and ammunition have been started in different parts of the state

Firemen douse the fire at the incident site where several houses were allegedly set on fire leaving eight people dead, at Rampurhat, in Birbhum on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Firemen douse the fire at the incident site where several houses were allegedly set on fire leaving eight people dead, at Rampurhat, in Birbhum on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

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Five accused have been arrested in the Birbhum violence incident, police said on Saturday.
Eight live bombs, three firearms were recovered from Jagaddal, Bijpur, and Bhatpara areas in a drive conducted to seize arms and ammunition, added the police.
Following the Birbhum violence incident, a drive to seize arms and ammunition have been started in different parts of the state.
A total of eight people were burnt to death in the Rampurhat area of West Bengal's Birbhum on Tuesday after a mob allegedly set houses on fire following the killing of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Bhadu Sheikh.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took over the probe of the Birbhum violence case following the Calcutta High Court order.

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First Published: Mar 27 2022 | 9:27 AM IST

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