National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday evening arrested key conspirator of Burdwan blast Zia ul Haq from Malda in West Bengal. The arrested terrorist is associated to Sadiq who is alleged mastermind behind the blast.
Two Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh terrorists were killed in a blast at a TMC supporter’s home in Burdwan earlier last month.
The case has revealed an extensive terror network in the area which raised questions against the TMC government.
Sources in the NIA, probing the blast case, had said that the agency detained the person from near the Burdwan railway station.
Earlier NIA officials had collected the viscera samples of Shakil Ahmed and Swapan Mondal alias Sovan who died in the Khagragarh blast in Burdwan on October 2 from the morgue here.
Another team of the NIA had gone to the Mangalkote police station on Wednesday and talked to the officer-in-charge of the police station, Sanjay Kundu, to collect information.
Two persons were killed in the accidental blast in a house at Khagragarh in Burdwan district while hand grenades were being manufactured there, leading to the unearthing of an international terror link to it.