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Burdwan blast: Main accused Alam arrested

Arrests in Assam in connection with the October 2 Burdwan blast has gone upto ten with the key suspect and alleged financial brain of terror group Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Shahnoor Alam falling into the police dragnet.

The arrests began from October 10 when six persons were taken into custody from Barpeta district for their alleged involvement in the incident, Assam Director General of Police, Khagen Sarma said on Saturday.

The six included the father-son duo of Shiraj Ali Khan and Shaikhul Islam, Rafikul Islam, Jahuruddin, Golam Osmani and Sarbesh Ali. Preliminary investigations had revealed that the arrested persons were part of a module operating under the patronisation of Jamat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) allegedly involved in the IED blast at Burdwan in West Bengal claiming two lives. One of the arrested persons Shaikhul Islam alias Abdulla is an important member of the module operating in Assam.
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