NIA arrests Bangladeshi in Jharkhand for role in Burdwan blast

Ranchi, Sept. 30 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Jharkhand Police have arrested a Bangladeshi national, alleged to be a member of the banned terror group – Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), for his role in a bomb blast case in Burdwan.

Tarikul Islam alias Sadiq was arrested in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh District.

Islam is alleged to be an important member of the ‘Shoora’, or the decision-making body of JMB.

The NIA has already charge sheeted him for his role in the Burdwan blast which occurred in a house on October 2 last year, leaving two persons dead.

During the investigation of the case, the NIA claimed that Islam was part of a larger conspiracy of the JMB to organise terror attacks in Bangladesh and India.

He was also known to have frequently entered India illegally between 2008-2009 and to have obtained false Indian identity documents.

The NIA took over the case from West Bengal Police a few days after the explosion when international links started surfacing. (ANI)

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