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NIA questions terrorists held in connection with Burdwan blast

PTI 29 Nov 2014, 19:48:42 PM IST

Kolkata:  NIA today questioned the terrorists arrested in connection with the Burdwan blast case and tried to extract information about JMB's links in West Bengal. 

A senior NIA official told PTI that the work of the seven-member team from Bangladesh, which arrived here to probe the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh link into the October 2 blast, was almost completed and it was likely to leave tomorrow.

The Bangladeshi team held a discussion with NIA and exchanged information on the blast in which Bangladeshi jihadi elements were allegedly involved.

Additional Director General Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal and Director Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Abul Kalam Azad led the the Bangladeshi team that told newspersons on its arrival here yesterday that it would discuss the Burdwan blast case with NIA officials here.

A large number of IEDs were recovered from the house in Burdwan's Khagragarh where the blast had occured. Two persons were killed in the incident.
An international terror network having interests in Bangladesh is suspected to have a hand in it and of the eight arrested so far in connection with the blast, most are nationals of that country.

The Bangladeshi team had already interacted with the four NIA officials, who visited Dhaka recently and handed over documents to them regarding presence of JMB in several districts of West Bengal.

NIA's information had helped the Dhaka sleuths to nab four JMB suspects, including JMB women wing chief Fatema Begum, who is also the wife of Burdwan blast prime accused Sajid.