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Four members of a 'terrorist outfit' arrested from north Bengal: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The CID has arrested four alleged members of a new "terrorist outfit" from area in north Bengal for "plotting" to conduct serial blasts in several government buildings and on railway tracks on August 28, a senior said today.

The four arrested persons have been identified as chief and members Kandarpa Das, Ratan Adhikary and Dipi of the newly formed terror outfit Liberation Organisation (GCLO), he said.

The four were arrested by the CID sleuths late on Saturday night from under police station area, he said.

The state CID had been tracking Nirmal Roy, a resident of district in for last few days after he posted a message on and about setting up of the new outfit GCLO with an objective to form a new state of through armed rebellion, the said.

"On noticing Nirmal Roy's post on the social networking sites, we started tracking him and used a decoy to invite him for a meeting. He fell into the trap and we nabbed him along with the three others," he said.

The police said GCLO member Kandarpa Das is a resident of Ghogapar in Assam, while Ratan Adhikari belongs to North Khagrabari in district and Dipi from Netajipara in district.

During their questioning, the four have revealed that they were planning to carry out serial blasts in several government offices and on various railway tracks on August 28, the day on which the Coochbehar Maharaja had signed the Merger Agreement with the then of India, C Rajagopalachari in 1949 and which is known as 'Merger Day'.

"We are in touch with the police and are trying to find out if they had identified their targeted buildings and railway tracks for the serial blast on the Merger Day," he elaborated.

"had also planned to call a bandh on July 31. We are trying to find out who all he has roped in for the outfit, which he claims is his brainchild. We are also investigating whether GCLO has got assistance from other rebel groups," the said.

An FIR has been lodged police station regrading this, the officer added.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 17:45 IST