Burdwan blast: NIA seizes deserted Nano car near Simulia madrassa

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The investigators suspects that the arrested accused have links with the terrorist organisations like Al Jihad and Huji.
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. One of the women arrested by cops, after blast, was least bothered about her dying husband.

But, what shocked the investigators when they found an orange Tata Nano, registration number WB 58F-6943 - which actually belongs to a bike - parked near madrassa. The sleuths were shocked to see that it came to transport authority's attention that the car's registration number dates back to 2006 when the first batch of Nano cars came on road in 2008. The team has identified that the car's owner hails from Beldanga in Murshidabad and a team has been sent to trace the owner.

The car even carried a sticker saying 'Army' to avoid a police check as there is Palgarh military base nearby. The investigating agency thinks it may have been used by terrorists.

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.

The investigators suspects that the arrested accused have links with the terrorist organisations like Al Jihad and Huji.

The four included two women Rajira Bibi alias Rumi, widow of the suspected terrorist Shakil Ahmed who died in the blast, and Amina Bibi, wife of Sheikh Hakim alias Hasan Saheb from Lalgola in Murshidabad district, who was injured in the blast.

Hakim who is under treatment at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital was arrested on October 9. Hafez Mollah alias Hasan is another accussed.

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

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