Burdwan blast accused Amjad Sheikh remanded to NIA custody

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NIA officials produce ZIa-ul-Haque, arrested in connection with Burdwan blast at a local court in Kolkata on Saturday.
Kolkata, Nov 11: A city court on Tuesday remanded Burdwan blast accused Amjad Sheikh, an alleged key member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror group, to NIA custody till November 20.

Mohammed Mumtaz Khan, Chief judge in Bankshall Court, remanded Amjad to 10 days' NIA custody on a prayer by the agency's counsel. He was produced before the court under tight security with a large number of both Kolkata Police and paramilitary personnel guarding the premises.

Sheikh, alias Kajal, a resident of Birbhum district of West Bengal, was arrested on Monday and is alleged to be the main person who used to procure material from open market meant for making improvised explosive devices.

NIA had announced a cash reward of Rs five lakh for information leading to Sheikh's arrest but had later doubled the amount.


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