NIA Grills Driver Over Bengal Blast

The suspect was part of a three-member team who prepared bombs in a house in  Khagragarh.

Published: 16th April 2016 03:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2016 03:26 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  Officials of the National Investigating Agencies (NIA) picked up a 23-year-old driver from his residence in Madhavaram in the wee hours on Friday to conduct inquires into Burdwan blast reported in West Bengal on October 2, 2014.

Based on the confession of an already arrested suspects, a team of NIA Sleuths picked up Ebin Abdullah, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Madhavaram. The officials interrogated him for more than three hours to get details of another suspect who was involved in the Burdwan blast and allegedly stayed with him earlier. Interrogations revealed that the man whom they were looking for had left Chennai and was hiding in Kerala.

Sources said that Ebin, a native of West Bengal, had moved to the city only three years ago. And on Friday, he confessed that the suspect had moved to Kerala.

The person who is at large had links with the Burdwan blast in West Begal in 2014, in which an explosion occurred in a two-storeyed building in the Khagragarh locality of Burdwan. Two persons were killed and one was injured in the incident.

Sources said the suspect was part of a three-member team who prepared bombs in a house in  Khagragarh.

It is suspected that the three men were members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), that works against the Awami League government of Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh and JMB was inspired by Al Qaida.

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