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NIA nabs Burdhwan blast accused Jahirul Sheikh from Indore

NIA nabs Burdhwan blast accused Jahirul Sheikh from Indore

New Delhi, Aug 13 (UNI)The National Investigation Agency(NIA) on Monday arrested an absconding accused of Burdwan blast case Jahirul Sheikh from Indore, an official statement said here on Tuesday.

He was produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate at Indore on Monday for obtaining transit remand for the purpose of producing the said accused before the Kolkata Spacial NIA Court.

Absconding accused Jahirul Sheikh, a resident of Nadia in West Bengal, was chargesheeted on July 23, 2015 in the said case for his direct involvement in the conspiracy of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to commit terrorist acts and wage war against Government of India and Bangladesh, under sections 120B, 121A, 122, 123, 307, 326, 286 and 34 of IPC, 3and4 of Explosive Substance Act, Section 16, 18, 18A, 19, 20 of UA(P) Act.

“Burdhwan Blast Case is related to large scale conspiracy by JMB to radicalize, recruit and provide training in arms and explosives to its members in India to commit terrorist acts and wage war against the democratically established Governments of India and Bangladesh”, The central terror probe agency said.

A large number of IED’s, explosives and handmade grenades were recovered during the investigation of the case in the year 2014. A total of 33 accused have been chargesheeted in this case, the agency added.

“Accused Jahirul Sheikh is a senior leader of JMB Nadia Module in West Bengal. He had attended a number of training camps conducted by JMB and he was also involved in activities of JMB in India to further its cause”, the probing agency stated in the chargesheet.

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