Another huge amount of gelatin sticks were recovered from the house of the arrested Nepalese couple – Daoya Tshering Bhutia alias Daoya Bhutia and Puja Limbu at Siliguri’s Pradhannagar.
Police learnt about that extra amount of explosives after grilling the accused. They were hidden in a corner of the room which had gone unnoticed by the investigators.
However, the sleuths are looking for a person called ‘Fagu’ who is a close relative of Daoya Bhutia. They believe that this mysterious man named ‘Fagu’ played a leading role in bringing those explosives to Bhutia’s house.
However, the third arrested person Krishna Prasad Adhikari – was a drunkard who took hooch pouch from the shop which was situated beside the front gate of Bhutia’s house. The house owner Bijoy Subba was grilled by the investigators. He said, Adhikari became friend with Bhutia and was regular in his place. Subba could not trace the reason behind their intimate friendship.
“We have seized 1,300 gelatin sticks from the room of Bhutia after grilling him and his wife,” said deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Indra Chakrabarty.
However, the Siliguri Police are still unable to trace the destination to where those huge caches of gelatin sticks, detonator and codex wires were going, which were recovered last Sunday.
But the investigators assured of unearthing the destination soon as the investigation of counter-insurgency is an ongoing process. The probe is on at diverse angles to uncover the destination, but up till now, sleuths are suspecting that the consignment was supposed to reach North-east India.
Last Sunday, a huge cache of explosives – 609 pieces of gelatin sticks, 200 detonators of RDX and codex wires of 630 meters were seized along with the arrest of three people including a woman in Siliguri’s Dagapur Savin Kingdom. The investigators arrested a Nepalese couple – DaoyaTshering Bhutia alias Daoya Bhutia and Puja Limbu, another Nepalese national Krishna Prasad Adhikari – three daily wagers worked in a coal mine in Shillong.
Talking to the Millennium Post, CS Lepcha, the commissioner of the Siliguri Police once again said: “It is too early to make any comment on this case. We can’t divulge information on the basis of which we are conducting the probe.”
Meanwhile, the investigator suspected some Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in connection with the case. A GJM member, Bijoy Thurung was arrested by the police recently doubting the anti-national activities as well. The source claimed that these Nepalese nationals were arrested after getting information from Bijoy. Those explosives were supposed to be sent to some states of North-east India.