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 has been started in different parts of the state.
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.
CBI has taken over the investigation after the orders of the Calcutta High Court. The court has also asked for a detailed report to be submitted by the CBI on April 7.