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NIA frames charges against 30 Khagragarh blast accused

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Kolkata: Nearly two years after Khagragarh blast in Burdwan district, a special court has framed charges against 30 persons in the case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Arms Act.

The 30 accused, of which 10 are still absconding, have been charged under UAPA and Arms Act by the special court on Saturday, National Investigation Agency counsel Shyamal Ghosh said today.

The charges were framed under the Indian Penal Code sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), and 125 (offences related to SAARC countries) besides, sections 16 (punishment for terrorist act), 17 (punishment for raising funds for terrorist act), 18 (punishment for conspiracy) and 20 (punishment for being members of terrorist group) of the UAPA Act.

Charges were also slapped under Section 5 (punishment for making and possessing explosives) of the Explosive Substances Act along with the Section 25 (1b) of the Arms Act, he said.

The NIA besides filing the the primary chargesheet has also filed three supplementary chargesheets in connection with the Khagragargh blast which took place on October 2, 2014 killing two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists and injuring a third.

The police had seized 55 improvised explosive devices, RDX, wrist watch dials and SIM cards.

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