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Burdwan blast: The mastermind admits he is a Bangladeshi

India TV News Desk 10 Nov 2014, 11:17:46 AM IST
India TV News Desk

Kolkata: When Sajid, the mastermind of October 2 Khagragarh blast, was produced before the judge of Kolkata sessions' court on Sunday for seeking his NIA custody, he confessed that he was a Bangladeshi national.

Sajid was later sent to 12-days custody of the NIA by a Kolkata sessions' court yesterday.  

Though Sajid was sent to custody, the Chief Judge Md Mumtaz Khan reminded NIA that all apex court guidelines as regards to the medical facilities and amenities should be followed.

After Sajid was produced in the court,  NIA counsel Shyamal Ghosh informed the judge, "Sk Rehmatullah (Sadiq) was arrested in Salt Lake by the West Bengal Police and later handed over to the NIA. He is very much involved (in the case). In fact he was the head (of the blast module). He planned it. This concerns the security of the country."

Sajid didn't say a word  on the charges slapped against him.

"You want to say you are a Bangladeshi national who wants to stay in India. Is that it? Please step down," the judge said.
 
The judge then passed his order and remanded the accused to NIA custody till November 20.

Sadiq's admittance that he is a Bangladeshi also made him liable to be prosecuted under Section 14 of Foreigners Act, 1946.