Burdwan blast: Cops arrest main accused Sajid

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 09, 2014 09:48 IST

In a major breakthrough, Sheikh Rehmatullah alias Sajid, a JMB majlis-e-surah (central committee member) and chief of the Burdwan module, was arrested by the West Bengal police near the airport.

Fake Indian currency worth Rs 1 lakh was recovered from him. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for Sajid’s information.

Sajid is a resident of Narayanganj in Bangladesh. In India he used to stay at Mukimnagar in Lalgola, Murshidabad district. After the blast NIA had raided a madrasa in the same area.

“We initially intercepted a courier of fake notes who gave us information regarding Sajid. He arrested him under 41 CRPC. He is originally a resident of Narayanganj in Bangladesh.

We will hand him over to NIA on Saturday night,” said Rajeev Kumar, commissioner of Bidhannagar city police. “We also found some documents from Sajid’s possession,” Kankar Prasad Barui, DC DD of Bidhannagar city police said.

The key man who used to motivate on Jihadi ideology in the madrasas of Burdwan — Zia-ul-Haque — was arrested from Khagragore by the National Investigating Agency.

The Burdwan blast took place in October 2, which led to the discovery of jihadi bases in West Bengal which were also used for cross-border terrorism.

14 days police remand to JMB’s operative Guwahati: Two key operatives of Assam wing of Islamic terrorist outfit JMB were produced at Kamrup CJM court by on Saturday.

The chief of Assam women wing of JMB, Sujina Begum who is wife of Sahanur Alom, one of the 12 most wanted JMB operatives in the Burdwan blast case, was arrested here from Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) on Thursday.

The court remanded Sujina Begum to police remand for 14 days and sent Jakaria Ali, brother of Sahanur Alom, to 11 days judicial custody. Alom is absconding and NIA has declared Rs 5 lakh reward for information leading to his arrest.


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