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TMC leader under scanner for suspected links with JuM, Bangladesh

The suspected role of a prominent leader of Trinamool Congress has come under the scanner of security agencies in conncection with the explosion at a house in West Bengal's Burdwan town and his possible links with Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.

IANS| Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 20:06 PM IST

New Delhi: The suspected role of a prominent leader of Trinamool Congress has come under the scanner of security agencies in conncection with the explosion at a house in West Bengal's Burdwan town and his possible links with Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.

Security agencies investigating the October 2 blast, in which two alleged members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh died, are probing whether the politician of the ruling party in West Bengal has links with the terror outfit.

Official sources said today that the investigators were looking into the finances of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and whether the West Bengal politician has helped them in getting funds.

The probe is in early stage and no definite conclusion has been made in this regards, they said.

Home Ministry officials suspect the people involved in the conspiracy involving Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh must have local support as Burdwan is far away from the international border with Bangladesh.

The border districts of West Bengal include Malda, Mushridabad, Dinajpur, Nadia besides others.

Several key players in the conspiracy have been identified by security agencies and local police as well as intelligence agencies are on the look out for them, officials said.

The National Investigation Agency, probing the case, has visited Simulia madrasa, located in Burdwan district, where the accused were allegedly radicalised in jihadi ideology.