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PTI 09 Aug 2018, 01:19 PM India

The NIA has arrested another member

of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh in the city, a day

after the nabbing of the outfit's top leader Mohammed Jahidul

Islam, wanted in several terror cases, officials said today.

29-year old Adil Alias Assadullah, a resident of a village

in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, was arrested near the

Cantonment Railway station on August 7 in connection with

the bomb blast at Kalchakra Maidan in Bodh Gaya in January 19,

a statement from the National Investigation Agency said.

He was said to be the close associate of Jahidul Islam,

who was arrested by an NIA team from nearby Ramanagara.

Assadullah was produced before an NIA special court which

granted transit remand for being taken to Patna.

The NIA said its sleuths recovered three mobile phones,

bank paying slips, handwritten notes in Bangla language

regarding chemical formulas for preparation of improvised

explosive devices from him.

Jahidul Islam was the top leader of the JMB in India and

wanted in the Burdwan blast case and in many other cases in

Bangladesh also. He was the master mind in the Bodh Gaya case,

the agency had said.

On October 2, 2014, a blast had occurred in a house at

Khagragarh in West Bengal's Burdwan district in which a man

identified as Sakil Gazi died on the spot, while another named

Sovan Mandal died in hospital.

Both of them were suspected of having terror links.

The NIA had alleged that the JMB members wanted to

establish Sharia rule by overthrowing the

democratically-elected government in Bangladesh.

A low-intensity blast was reported at a kitchen set up at

a ground in the temple town of Bodh Gaya on January 19,

causing panic among devotees gathered to hear the Dalai Lama's

discourse.

The NIA said seven people had been arrested in connection

with the blast so far.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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