Update November 7, 2015

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Suspected JMB man arrested in Tripura

Sumel Sarker

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Suspected JMB man arrested in Tripura

07 November 2015, Nirapad News: Tripura police have arrested a suspected Jamaat’ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) radical, believed to be involved in the Burdwan blast in West Bengal.

He was arrested late on Thursday from Tripura’s Sipaijhala district, police said.

Sub-divisional Police Officer of Sonamura Ashok Sinha said Jahangir Hussain, 32, was arrested from a border village Himmatpur under Jatarpur Police Station.

“Around a year back Hussain, a ‘Bangladesh national’, had married one Nasrin Aktar and staying in his in-laws house. He is suspected to be involved with the Oct 2, 2014 Burdwan blast and we have been told he is a JMB activist.”

Officer-in-charge of Jatrapur Police Station Inspector KK Kaloi said the arrest was made on the basis of specific intelligence.

“We are now interrogating him. Until now, he has only confessed that he is a citizen of Chandnaish area of Chittagong and has been staying here for the last one year.”

Police had produced him before the Sonamura SDJM court with a petition for seven days police remand which the court had granted on Friday.

On Oct 2 last year, an accidental explosion took place in a house in West Bengal’s Burdwan town, when JMB radicals were manufacturing Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).

The blast in Burdwan’s Khagragarh led to the arrest of three JMB members.

Police recovered bodies of two JMB members – Shakil Ahmed and Sovan Mandal – and arrested Amina Bibi and Rajira Bibi.

The probe was handed over to NIA and several more terror suspects were arrested.

NIA teams visited Bangladesh for detailed information on the JMB network that now spans across the two countries.

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