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4 Bangladeshi national awarded 10 years imprisonment in Burdwan blast case


New Delhi, Sep 02: A Special NIA court which convicted 19 persons in connection with the Burdwan blasts case has pronounced the quantum of punishment.

The maximum punishment awarded by the court was 10 years rigorous imprisonment, while the minimum was upto 6 years. Of the 19 who were convicted, 4 were Bangladeshi nationals.

4 Bangladeshi national awarded 10 years imprisonment in Burdwan blast case

On October 2 2014, a powerful bomb blast took place on the first floor of the rented house in the busy Khagragarh locality of Burdwan District of West Bengal. The IED had accidentally gone off at the time of its making by the members of banned terrorist organiation Jamat-ul-Mujaheedin of Bangladesh(JMB).

19 convicted in Burdwan blast case19 convicted in Burdwan blast case

The rented house was occupied by the members of JMB, ostensibly for Burkha Stitching though in reality it was being used for nefarious activity of bomb making. 2 accused persons had succumbed to their injuries caused due to bomb blast and 1 accused survived with grievous injuries.

Investigation by NIA revealed a conspiracy by JMB (Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh) to radicalise, recruit and provide training in arms and explosives to its members in India as well as to commit terrorist acts and wage war against the democratically established Governments of India and Bangladesh. A large number of IEDs, explosives, hand grenades, training videos were recovered during the investigation of the case.

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