Bengal youth arrested for suspected IS links

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Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a West Bengal youth over suspected links with the Islamic State (IS) terror group, an official said on Thursday.

The 19-year-old, a student of a private engineering college in Burdwan district, was detained and questioned by the NIA in February.

The NIA in January busted a terror module, arresting several people from cities across the country “who were in the process of organising themselves to commit terrorist acts”.

“He has been formally arrested and we are in the process of presenting him before a court and secure his custody,” said an NIA officer.

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