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Bodh Gaya blast case: JMB member held from Jharkhand

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The Kolkata Police (STF) today arrested a member of the terror outfit (JMB) from for his alleged involvement in the blast case, an said.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of the STF arrested 26-year-old alias Umar, a resident of district in West Bengal, from Pakur district of Jharkhand, he said.

"Dilwar is an active member of the We have arrested him this afternoon from Sidhu Kanu More in station limits in for his involvement in the blast case that took place earlier this year," he said.

He was booked under various Indian Penal Code sections, including 120B (criminal conspiracy), 121 (Waging, or attempting to wage war), 121A (conspiracy to commit offences), 123 (concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war) and Explosive Substances Act, the said.

A low-intensity bomb had exploded on January 19 this year, hours after Tibetan the Dalai Lama had finished a sermon at the in

A mobile phone, a voter card and an Aadhaar card were seized from Dilwar, though both the cards appeared to be fake, he said adding that a bill for purchasing a phone was also seized from him.

The NIA had arrested yesterday two residents of from Kerala's district for their alleged involvement in the blast.

Earlier, in April it had arrested three others in connection with the same case.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 19:05 IST