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2 Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh workers arrested from Murshidabad in West Bengal

In A Joint Operation By The Kolkata Special Task Force (STF) And The Murshidabad Police, Two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Workers Were Arrested On Wednesday. Explosives Were Also Recovered From Their Possession.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 27 Feb 2019, 10:28:46 AM
Explosives were also recovered from their possession. (File photo)

New Delhi:

In a joint operation by the Kolkata Special Task Force (STF) and the Murshidabad Police, two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) workers were arrested on Wednesday. Explosives were also recovered from their possession.

On February 23, the Kolkata Police has arrested a suspected member of terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) for alleged links to the Bodh Gaya bomb case. The man, in his early 20s, has been identified as Nur Alam and was picked up from Dhuliyan in West Bengal's Murshidabad. Alam is a resident of Kamat village in the district and has been involved with the terror outfit for some time.

On January 19, two high-intensity bombs were recovered from Bihar's Bodh Gaya town during Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's visit. An explosion-like sound was also heard the same day although it has not been established by the police if it was a bomb.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Alam, along with four other members of the terror outfit, had visited Hyderabad to meet some senior leaders of the JMB in November, the official said.

In January, the Kolkata Police Special Task Force (STF) arrested four others in connection with the Bodh Gaya bomb case.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 27 Feb 2019, 09:37:16 AM