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JMB terrorist accused in Bodh Gaya blast arrested in Burdwan

JMB terrorist accused in Bodh Gaya blast arrested in Burdwan

Kolkata: Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police has nabbed a member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) a terrorist organisation, from Katwa in east Burdwan on Monday evening.

According to STF officials, the terrorist identified as Abdul Rahim of Dhuliyan at Shamshergunje in Murshidabad is one of the prime accused of Bodh Gaya blast which took place during January 2018.

According to STF sleuths, Rahim is a member of (JMB) and was associated with JMB leaders like Abdul Wahab and Moulana Yousuf who were arrested earlier.

He was an active member of JMB's Dhulian module in Bengal.

During 2018 Bodh Gaya blast, members from Dhulian module took effective part and responsible. Rahim used to recruit members in the module and provided logistics support. Since the blast, he was absconding since January 2018.

On Monday, STF got hold of an information that Rahim was seen in Katwa. Immediately a team went to Katwa's Bajepratappur Charkhumbha as per the information provided by the source.

Around 7:20 pm, sleuths saw Rahim at the Bajepratappur Charkhumbha bus stoppage and surrounded him. Later, he was arrested and brought to Kolkata.

Earlier on June 23, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has brought Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist Habibur Rehman Shaikh alias Habibur Shaikh to Kolkata, who is an accused in Khagragarh blast case in Burdwan.

He was arrested from Dodabalpur in Bangalore in Karnataka. According to NIA, a chargesheet was submitted before the NIA court accusing Habibur for his involvement in the Khagragarh blast in 2015.

It is alleged that Habibur was involved in an conspiracy by Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh to wage war between India and Bangladesh. Habibur used to be a close associate of senior Jamaat-ulMujahideen leader Jahidul Islam alias Kausar. He was also associated with JMB leaders Rahamatullah Shaikh alias Sajid and Moulana Yusuf. Habibur was also an active member of JMB, Bolpur Module in Bengal. He had attended a number of training camps conducted by senior Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh leaders.

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