Barpeta: NIA sleuths on Tuesday searched the house of absconding accused of Burdwan blast, Sahanur Alam, in Barpeta district, police said.
A team of NIA officials led by Superintendent of Police Debajit Hazarika searched the house of Sahanur alias doctor for clues at Chatala village, police said.
The team also questioned Sahanur's father Majibar Rahman and brother Aajijur Rahman about the accused, though the NIA officials declined to divulge the details of their probe to journalists.
The NIA officials also visited one Anowar Mallik's house, where a controversial prayer meeting was held on the day before Eid in July, besides meeting the gaon burha (village headman) of Chatala about some missing youths of the village.
The team also went to Majdiya police outpost and Barpeta SP's office and held discussions with the officials there.
The NIA officials also questioned a Guwahati-based Assamese daily's local correspondent who had allegedly participated in the prayer meeting, the police said.
The investigating agency recently declared a Rs 5 lakh reward for anyone giving information leading to the arrest of Alam.
Sahanur along with his wife Sujana Begum and their son had been missing since six days after Eid, the police said quoting the locals.
Sujana Begam was arrested in Guwahati on November 7 from the ISBT here. So far seven person's, including Sujana, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the Burdwan blast case.
The other six are father-son duo of Shiraj Ali Khan and Shaikhul Islam, Rafikul Islam, Jahuruddin, Golam Osmani and Sarbesh Ali.