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Top leader of Bangaldesh-based militant outfit held in B'luru

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

A top of Bangladesh-based militant outfit JMB has been arrested near here by the in connection with recovery of two bombs in in in January this year, the agency said today.

Mohammed Jahidul Islam alias Kausar of Jamaat-ul-Mujhahiddin (JMB) was picked up from his rented house near Ramanagara area yesterday by an NIA team, the agency said.

Some electronic devices, besides "traces" of explosives, were recovered during a search of the house.

The NIA said in a release that 38-year old Islam was the mastermind in the explosives case and on his directions, his close associate alias Shahin had arranged and assembled the bombs, which were found on January 20 when the Dalai Lama was on a visit to the pilgrimage town. The bombs were later deactivated.

"He is the top of JMB (Jamaat-ul-Mujhahiddin Bangladesh) in and is wanted in Burdwan blast case and in many other cases in also," the release said.

Islam was produced before the for NIA cases here, which granted five days of transit remand. He would now be produced before the in Patna, the release said.

said Islam was living with his two wives at Ramanagara.

After the incident, he was in hiding somewhere in and later moved to Ramanagara.

"He was staying here as a tenant for the past two months," the police said.

The NIA had registered an FIR in February last under IPC sections, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Explosives Act.

The world-renowned Buddhist pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya was earlier rocked by a series of blasts on July 7, 2013. Though there were no casualties, several people, including some monks, were injured.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 16:45 IST