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NIA arrests one more accused in Burdwan blast case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested one more person from West Bengal in connection with the October 02, 2014, Burdwan blast.

The person, identified as Mufazzil Haque, is a close aide of suspected Burdwan blast mastermind Sheikh Rehmatullah alias Sajjid and he was arrested for allegedly running a recruitment camp for Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror outfit from a madrassa in Murshidabad.

Haque was arrested from Mokimnagar area of the district bordering Bangladesh last night, official sources said.

The fresh arrest came days after four JMB militants, who were running terror camps in West Bengal, were arrested in connection with the blast.

The NIA has so far arrested 17 people, mostly Bangladeshis, for the blast that took place at a house in Khagragarh in Burdwan, killing two JMB militants and injuring another.

The agency said the investigation so far has revealed that the militant outfit had established its network in many districts — particularly in Murshidabad, Nadia, Malda, Birbhum and Burdwan in Bengal, Barpeta in Assam, and Sahibganj and Pakur in Jharkhand.

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