Suspected JMB terrorist involved in Burdwan blast arrested

A suspected Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist was on Thursday arrested from Tripura's Sipahijala district.

Agartala: A suspected Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist, who confessed to having been involved in the Burdwan blast in West Bengal, was on Thursday arrested from Tripura's Sipahijala district, about 50 km from here.

Police said Jahangir Hussain (32) was arrested from Himmatpur village under Jatarpur police station bordering Bangladesh following a tip-off from the state intelligence wing.

A contingent of police raided a house in the village in the morning and arrested Hussain (32), a Bangladeshi and suspected to be involved with the Oct 2, 2014 Burdwan blast.

Officer-in-charge of Jatrapur police station Kamalkrishna Koloi said Hussain had married the daughter of the houseowner and was staying there for about last one year.

The village is near a BSF border outpost.

"During preliminary investigation, Hussain admitted that he is a citizen of Chittagong in Bangladesh and was involved with the Burdwan blast," Koloi said.

Hussain was today produced before the court of Sonamura sub-divisional judicial magistrate Bipasha Kilikdar and remanded to seven days police custody.

On October 2, last year an accidental blast took place while manufacturing IEDs in Burdwan's Khagragarh area and led to the arrest of three terror suspects who are members of terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

The police recovered bodies of two JMB members Shakil Ahmed and Sovan Mandal - and arrested Amina Bibi and Rajira Bibi. The probe into the blast was handed over to NIA and several more terror suspects were arrested. 

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