NIA team visits Nadia in search of Burdwan blast case accused

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Krishanagar(WB), Mar 23: An NIA team today visited the Thanarpara area in Nadia district close to the Indo-Bangla border in search of a Burdwan blast case accused.

The team gave the Thanarpara Police a warrant against Jahir-ul Sheikh. It also went to Sheikh's house and talked to the people about his whereabouts.

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After the Burdwan blast on October 2 last year which left two persons dead, the NIA team had recovered 41 gelatin sticks from Sheikh's house, who has been absconding since then.

The NIA on March 21 had arrested Abdul Mazeed Momin in connection with the blast from Sealdah area of Kolkata, taking the total number of those arrested to 17.

The agency had taken over the case from the West Bengal police a few days after the explosion. Investigators have found that Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were being fabricated in the house and later smuggled to neighbouring Bangladesh.

NIA has so far found that members of JMB terror group had established their network in different places like Murshidabad, Nadia, Malda, Birbhum, Burdwan in West Bengal and Barpeta in Assam, Sahibganj and Pakur in Jharkhand.

NIA also claimed that senior members of JMB had established terrorist training centres and bomb-making units in Beldanga and Mukim Nagar of Murshidabad, Nanur of Birbhum and Khagragarh and Simulia of Burdwan district.

PTI

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