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Burdwan blast: Wife of prime accused arrested

In an interesting development, Fatema Begum, wife of Burdwan blast prime accused and the alleged chief of the women’s wing of the banned JMB militant group was arrested on Sunday in Bangladesh along with three others.

Fatema Begum, who confessed to training at least 25 women militants in India, is said to be the wife of Sajid, Burdwan blast prime accused, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) sources. She was allegedly the women’s wing chief of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh. Sajid is the prime accused in the 2 October blast at Burdwan in West Bengal that left two people dead.

In response to a query, police spokesman Monirul Islam said India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) provided significant intelligence on Begum.

 The four-member team of officials of the NIA that visited Dhaka last week to probe the Burdwan blast plot had provided some names and up to 15 mobile phone numbers to their counterparts to help them in cracking the case.
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