Another shocking link from Burdwan Blast: NIA finds a secret tunnel under madrassa

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West Bengal, Oct 15: In yet another shocking revelation, NIA discovered secret tunnels under mud huts which were previously Madarsas (Islamic Schools) in Burdwan. To everyone's surprise, the secret passages ended up in nearby ponds.

As per the NIA, terrorists have used this tunnel to escape and also for supply of arms and ammunition.
A few days ago, some women from Madarsas were arrested in connection with Burdwan blast. Now the the discovery of secret tunnels beneath has stirred up further possibilities.

The nearby pond, where the tunnels end, is suspected to be the spot where a number of documents may have been dumped by the terrorists while they escaped.

As per a TOI report, "The huge amount of literature written in Arabic and Urdu found in the madrassa also indicates the kind of 'classes' run by the leaders.

The NIA team also led a search in the nearby ponds suspecting that the terrorists dumped some of the important documents in them while fleeing. The team questioned the two members of the CID bomb disposal squad who destroyed the IEDs."

After the police went searching for the registration of the Madarsas and its verification, they discovered that only 36 out of 700 Madarsas in Burdwan district were registered.

As per an NDTV report, "The madrasa came under the scanner after the two women arrested for the Burdwan blast allegedly admitted their links with it... As many as 30-40 young girls lived with teachers and their husbands at the madrasa, located 40 km from Burdwan town, say locals."

"They had no links with the village, all the people here were outsiders. They wouldn't talk to us," Bashir Hussain, a villager was quoted as saying in NDTV report.

Earlier also, The NIA team probing Burdwan blast on Monday found chilling evidences in the Simulia madrassa, which substantiate the claims that it served as a terror training centre. The NIA sleuths have also found cartridges, pellets, electrical equipments and chemicals from the spot.

The investigators have also recovered bundles of optical fibre, electrical equipment and chemicals in the three rooms. NIA also seized a Sigma table clock, whose circuit could be used as a timer in an IED, sources said. The sleuths have also recovered pamphlets and literature written in Arabic and Urdu from the blast site. Bows-arrows, punching bags filled with sand along with tiffin boxes and large trunks of tin were also found from the three rooms.

The team has also recovered a phone book, believed to belong to Yousuf Sheikh, the terror module's mentor. It has the contact numbers of women who took training in the Simulia madrassa, say sources. As per reports, the module was busy recruiting women through systematic brain wash.

These women were trained in such a way that they were trained in such a way that they were ready to sacrifice their families when it came to jihad.

The Centre on October 9 decided to hand over to NIA the probe into the Burdwan bomb blast, that left two suspected terrorists dead. The cops had arrested a total of four people, including two women.

Burdwan is 160 kms south of Kolkata with a population of 4,30,000.

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