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NIA arrests top JMB terrorist from B'luru

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has arrested a top of the Jamaat-ul-Bangladesh, Mohammed Jahidul Islam, from Bengaluru, who was wanted in the blast case in and in several terror cases in Bangladesh, officials said today.

alias Kausar alias alias Boma Miyan, aged 38 years, was arrested by an team yesterday from Ramanagara near Bengaluru, said in a statement.

His house was also searched, and some were recovered, besides traces of explosives were also found, the said.

"He is the top of the (Jamaat-ul-Bangladesh) in and is wanted in the blast case and in many other cases in also. He is the master mind in the case," he said.

On October 2, 2014, a blast had occurred in a house at Khagragarh in West Bengal's district in which a man identified as died on the spot, while another named died in hospital.

Both of them were suspected of having terror links.

The NIA had alleged that the members wanted to establish Sharia rule by overthrowing the democratically-elected government in

A low-intensity blast was reported at a kitchen set up at the Kaalchintan Ground in the temple town of on January 19, causing panic among devotees gathered to hear the Dalai Lama's discourse.

It is alleged that on Islam's directions alias Shahin, who is his close associate, had arranged and assembled all the explosives for the incident, the said.

Islam has been sent to five days of transit remand by a special in and will now be produced before the special NIA Court, Patna, by the agency, he said.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 19:40 IST