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
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.)