Burdwan blast: NIA team to visit Bangladesh on November 17

A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) will on Monday (November 17) visit Bangladesh following leads which have come up during the probe into the Burdwan blast linked to members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2014, 16:13 PM IST

New Delhi: A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) will on Monday (November 17) visit Bangladesh following leads which have come up during the probe into the Burdwan blast linked to members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.

Official sources said that during the investigation, NIA has come across various information about the activities of JMB members across India and their links with the neighbouring country.

Besides, after interrogation of the arrested persons involved in Burdwan blast, NIA has come to the conclusion that at least 120 IEDs were transported to Bangladesh in four batches.

A Kolkata court had on November 09 remanded Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh commander Sajid, said to be the mastermind of the blast, in NIA custody till November 20. Sajid's close associate and key 'jihadi motivator' Zia-ul-Haque has also been arrested by the NIA from Malda district in connection with the blast.

India has also sought details from Bangladesh about the interrogation report of two JMB militants Asif Adnan (26) and Fazle Elahi Tanjil (24) who were arrested from Segunbagicha area of Dhaka city.

India will also hand over a dossier to Bangladesh government for preventive steps and necessary action needed to be taken by Dhaka to counter the threat posed by JMB. 

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had visited Burdwan for having a first-hand knowledge of the conspiracy being hatched by JMB to target Bangaldesh government from Indian soil. The Narendra Modi government has made it clear that it will have friendly relations with all neighbouring countries and following that policy, NIA has been asked to complete the investigation into the October 2 blast as soon as possible so that all contours of the international terror conspiracy are exposed, the sources said.

(With Agency inputs)