Burdwan blast: Three NGOs funded Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh operatives

Investigating agencies on Monday began probing the role of three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who are suspected to have funded the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives in the case.

Burdwan blast: Three NGOs funded Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh operatives

New Delhi: Investigating agencies on Monday began probing the role of three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who are suspected to have funded the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives in the case.

The agencies have found that three NGOs had allegedly transferred huge sums of money to the accused in the Burdwan blast.

Of the three NGOs under the scanner, one operates from Kuwait and two others are based in Saudi Arabia.

Earlier today, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, accompanied by National Security Guard (NSG) chief JN Choudhury and National Investigation Agency (NIA) director general Sharad Kumar, met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose government had opposed an NIA probe into the blast before the union home ministry asked the central agency to intervene.

"We met the chief minister and discussed the issue with her and we are happy to say that the chief minister and the West Bengal government have assured that the Centre and the state will work together in unearthing the entire case and take all kinds of action to see that such cases are investigated properly and prevented in future," Prakash Mishra, special secretary for internal security in the union home ministry, told media persons after the meeting.

The delegation earlier visited the blast site in Burdwan's Khagragarh, where two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen militants were killed and another injured.

Several suspected operatives of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh are said to have been involved in the October 2 blast.

With Agency Inputs

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