A militant suspected of attacking Bangladesh PM arrested in Kolkata

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Kolkata, Apr 14 (ANI): West Bengal Police in Kolkata arrested a mastermind of a militant outfit, Harkat-ul-Jihadi-Islami (HuJI), and suspected to have been involved in the grenade attack on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Officials of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested a man identified as Mufti Ibrahim, alleged to have been the person behind the attacks on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000 and 2004 in Dhaka."Ibrahim is wanted in three cases in Bangladesh. One case relates to the incident of planting a bomb at a rally in 2000. And two other cases relate to the incident of throwing grenades in 2004 in a rally of Awami League. And apart from that hes having connection with HuJI," said Siddhinath Gupta, Deputy Inspector General of Police, CID.

According to the investigation, Ibrahim's name figured in the list of 95 most wanted people that Dhaka had handed over to Delhi last year.

He has been charged under the Foreigner's Act since he had no passport or other valid documents to stay in India.

The Bangladeshi group has been blamed for series of attacks in the past including the 2004 bombing of a political rally addressed by Sheikh Hasina and later an attack on Bangladeshi born British High Commissioner Anwar Chowdhury. (ANI)

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