Burdwan blast: Persons arrested from Assam part of JMB module

The Assam police on Saturday claimed that the persons arrested on Friday from Barpeta district for suspected involvement in the October 2 Burdwan blast were a part of a module operating under the patronage of Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), allegedly involved in the blast.

Guwahati: The Assam police on Saturday claimed that the persons arrested on Friday from Barpeta district for suspected involvement in the October 2 Burdwan blast were a part of a module operating under the patronage of Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), allegedly involved in the blast.

An Assam police spokesman claimed that preliminary investigations reveal that one of the arrested person Shaikhul Islam alias Abdulla is an important member of the module operating in Assam and an associate of Shakil Ahmed alias Shamin, a JMB activist who died in the IED blast in Burdwan of West Bengal.

Shaikhul had been trained in Jehad in Simulia Madrassa of Burdwan and also in another Madrassa in Murshidabad, the spokesman claimed.

Instructions had been allegedly given to Shaikhul to look for potential Muslim youth for motivation for Jehad.

Deceased Shakil Ahmed had visited Barpeta on several occasions under the cover of conducting garment business for motivating the youths for terrorism, he added.

Investigations are on to identify those members of module and to arrest them.

Meanwhile, the six persons, arrested yesterday from Barpeta, were remanded to 14 days police custody by the Kamrup Chief Judicial Magistrates Court today with effect from yesterday.

The six include the father-son duo of Shiraj Ali Khan and Shaikhul Islam, Rafikul Islam, Jahuruddin, Golam Osmani and Sarbesh Ali.

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