Burdwan Blast's Kingpin Identified, Probe Continues

Published: 12th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th October 2014 11:05 PM   |  A+A-


GUWAHATI: Assam Police, who are grilling the six arrested accused in the Burdwan blast, have identified one Shaikhul Islam alias Abdulla as a key member of the terror module.

“Abdulla is an important member of the module operating in Assam and has widespread links,” a senior police official told Express.

According to the police, Abdullah was a close associate of Shakil Ahmed alias Shamin, who was killed in the blast. Shamin was an active member of the terror outfit Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen of Bangladesh (JMB).

Two terrorists were killed and another injured in the Burdwan explosion.

“Abdullah underwent training in jehad at the Simulia madrassa of Burdwan and also at another madrassa in Murshidabad. Instruction was given to him to remain as a sleeper cell and attract potential Muslim youth for jehad,” the police official said.

During the interrogation, the police found that Shamin used to frequent Assam’s  Barpeta town in the guise of a garment trader and motivate Muslims in the name of pan-Islamism.

“According to the preliminary investigation,  it was a module operating under the patronisation of JMB that was involved in the IED blast,” the police official said.

He added that the probe was on to identify all the members of the module and to arrest them.

Acting on the leads given by West Bengal Police, Assam police had on Thursday arrested the six accused in Barpeta town.

West Bengal Police had arrested two women, wives of terrorists involved in the blast, in connection with the case and during the interrogation they divulged details of the six arrested in Assam.

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