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No substantial headway in Burdwan blast probe

PTI 02 Nov 2014, 16:02:18 PM IST

New Delhi:  Exactly a month after the Burdwan blast in which two suspected terrorists were killed, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) appears to have made no substantial headway and is hot on the trail of the absconding accused.

After an initial head start by the central intelligence agency post October two blast inside a house at Khagragarh locality of Burdwan district, a majority of the accused are still on the run after managing to give a slip first to West Bengal police and later to the sleuths of NIA.  

Sources privy to the investigation said no substantial evidence has emerged so far to give any clue about the exact plans of the terror group—Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). The JMB was stated to be working on a plot to target Bangladesh government leaders, The main accused, Sajid, who is believed to be the brain behind the Burdwan module, is understood to have managed to give a slip to West Bengal police.

On October two, the blast took place inside a house at Khagragarh in which one person Shakil Ahmed died on the spot and another person Sovan Mandal died in hospital.They both were suspected to have terror links.