Dispur: In a major breakthrough, the authorities on Monday arrested six operatives belonging to the Bangladesh-based terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), which is believed to have played a role in the Burdwan blast in October 2014.
According to initial reports, five out of the six arrested terrorists are wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the Burdwan blast case.
They have been arrested by the Special Task Force of the Kolkata Police, which was been tracking their activities for a long time.
Out of those arrested, 3 are from Bangladesh, and the remaining three are from India.
News agency PTI said six top Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh activists have been arrested from West Bengal and Assam by Kolkata Police Special Task Force.
The authorities have also seized a large cache of arms and ammunition including detonators, cables, mobile phones etc. from them.
With the arrest, the Special Task Force claimed to have busted a major terror module of the Bangladesh-based terror outfit.
The arrested operatives were planning to carry out more attacks on the elected government in Bangladesh and in bordering Indian states.
They will be interrogated by the NIA sleuths for more leads in connection with the case.
The arrest has also exposed the link between India's Bodo militants and the Bangladesh based Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen.
The NIA, which is probing the case, had earlier chargesheeted at least 21 people in Burdwan blast case that took place in October 2014.
The charges against the accused include criminal conspiracy and waging war against the nation.
The agency had taken over the case from the West Bengal police a few days after the explosion. Investigators have found that Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were being fabricated in the house and later smuggled to neighbouring Bangladesh.