You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

Three file applications before NIA court pleading guilty in 2014 blast case

Three persons accused in the 2014 Burdwan blast case have pleaded guilty in applications filed before a special NIA court here, their lawyer Md Shajahan Hossain said


Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

crime, police

Three persons accused in the 2014

Burdwan blast case have pleaded guilty in applications filed before a special court here, their lawyer Md Shajahan Hossain said here on Thursday.

Hearing in the case is likely to be taken up by the court on September 8, Hossain said.

The three accused who have filed applications pleading guilty are Md Yusuf, Zahirul Sheikh and Zia Ul Haq.

Suspected terrorists were making bombs and explosive devices inside a rented house at Khagragarh in Burdwan district when a blast occurred on October 2, 2014, killing two of them and injuring a third.

Investigations revealed that they had links with terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

The case was first taken up by the West Bengal CID and then transferred to the within a few days.

Of the 31 people named accused in the case, 24 pleaded guilty on two separate occasions in 2019. They were sentenced to five years to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by the special court.

The NIA had filed the primary chargesheet in the case in March, 2015, where it said that there was a "conspiracy of JMB, a proscribed terrorist organisation in Bangladesh, to overthrow the existing government in Bangladesh through violent terrorist acts".

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, September 03 2020. 16:37 IST