NIA Arrests Bangladeshi in Jharkhand for Role in Burdwan Blast

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

Published: 30th September 2015 09:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2015 09:39 AM   |  A+A-


RANCHI: 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.

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