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Suspected IM member held in Kolkata

IANS  Kolkata, July 07, 2013
First Published: 21:16 IST(7/7/2013) | Last Updated: 23:01 IST(7/7/2013)

Police are probing links of a man arrested in Kolkata with explosives to the banned terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen, suspected to be involved in Sunday's Bodh Gaya bomb blasts, officials said.

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"Anwar Hussain Mullick, 42, was arrested from a bus stop in the heart of the city late Saturday evening with explosives and fake Indian currency notes," a senior official of the Special Task Force said in Kolkata Sunday.

Public prosecutor Krishna Chandra Das said Mullick has confessed to being associated with terror groups.

"In the confessions made before police, the accused has said that he is associated with the banned organisations and had supplied explosives to them," Das told journalists outside a city court where Mullick was produced and sent to police custody till July 20.

The arrest of an alleged IM linkman hours before the eight bombs of low intensity shattered the calm at Bodh Gaya temple, about 550 km away in neighbouring Bihar, has raised questions on whether he had any association with the terror strike.

"We are investigating all aspects," a senior police officer said.


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