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Bodhgaya bombs: JMB’s West Bengal module behind incident

By Vicky
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    Has the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh raised its ugly head again? The probe being conducted into the recent incident where bombs were found at the holy Bodhgaya shrine in Bihar may have not been the handiwork of the Students Islamic Movement of India or Indian Mujahideen.

    Security personnel inspecting the explosion site after a serial blast in Mahabodhi temple complex at Bodhgaya on Sunday. PTI

    It has been found that several modules of the JMB which is active in West Bengal had mushroomed over the past year. It could have been the handiwork of the outfit which has made several attempts to raise the Rohingya cause, the probe has shown.

    The probe goes on to suggest that some migrants may have entered into Bihar recently and planted the bomb. The bomb was planted to coincide with the visit of the Dalai Lama, but the probe suggests that the spiritual leader was not the target.

    Read | Bodhgaya blast: An attempt to avenge atrocities against Rohingyas?

    The JMB according to investigating officers activated a module in Bihar to carry out an attack. However due to poor assembly the bombs did not go off. The incident was controlled from West Bengal, the probe also suggests. A call made from Bihar to West Bengal after planting the three bombs is what has led investigators to believe that the JMB could be behind the incident.

    The JMB has been active in West Bengal since 2013. In 2014 a major module of the JMB was busted when a bomb accidentally went off in Burdhwan. It was later found that several bomb making units had mushroomed and were being run by the Bangladeshi cadres of the JMB with the help of locals. The bombs were meant to be transported to Bangladesh where a series of blasts were to be triggered off.

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