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Another JMB operative arrested in Bodh Gaya blast case from Jharkhand

The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested Dilwar Hasan (26), a resident of Bengal’s Malda district, from Jharkhand on Wednesday.

india Updated: Aug 09, 2018 04:57 IST
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In the third week of January this year, three improvised explosive devices were found in Bodh Gaya temple complex just before the visit of the Dalai Lama.(AFP File Photo)

Another alleged Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative has been arrested for his alleged links with the Bodh Gaya IED case.

The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested Dilwar Hasan (26), a resident of Bengal’s Malda district, from Jharkhand on Wednesday. STF officers said Hasan was a member of the Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a banned terror outfit in that country.

The arrest comes just a day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) nabbed Mohammed Jahidul Islam (38), a key accused in the October 2014 Burdwan blast and the Bodh Gaya case.

In the third week of January this year, three improvised explosive devices were found in Bodh Gaya temple complex just before the visit of the Dalai Lama.

“One mobile phone, one voter card (seems to be fake one) one Aadhaar card and one phone purchase bill were seized,” an STF statement said.

Hasan was charged with criminal conspiracy (120B), waging, or attempting to wage war against the state, (121) and concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war (123), among others.

First Published: Aug 08, 2018 20:31 IST