Two convicted for Burdwan blast case

Tribune News Service

Kolkata, September 15

The Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court at Kolkata on Tuesday convicted two accused individuals and sentenced them to imprisonment of seven years and advantageous within the Burdwan Blast case of 2014.

The two accused are Mustafizzur Rehman alias Saqib alias Tuhin. Arrested on December 26, 2018, Rehman has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment and Rs 5,000 advantageous. Kadar Kazi alias Kador, arrested on January 28, 2019, has been additionally sentenced to seven years imprisonment and Rs 5,000 advantageous.

The case pertains to a robust blast that befell on the first flooring of a home within the busy Khagragarh locality of Burdwan district of West Bengal within the afternoon of October 2, 2014. The IED had gone off unintentionally on the time of its fabrication by members of banned terrorist organisation, Jamat-ul-Mujaheedin of Bangladesh (JMB).

Members of JMB had taken that home on hire for bomb-making. Two individuals succumbed to their accidents sustained on the time of the unintended explosion. One survived with grievous accidents. The case was initially registered by West Bengal Police and was subsequently taken over by NIA for investigation.

Investigation by NIA revealed a conspiracy by JMB to radicalise, recruit and supply coaching in arms and explosives to its members in India to commit terrorist acts and wage warfare in opposition to the elected governments of India and Bangladesh. Numerous IEDs, explosives, hand grenades and coaching movies had been recovered through the investigation.

Total 33 accused had been charge-sheeted on this case, of whom 31 could possibly be arrested. With right now’s conviction, a complete of twenty-eight accused have been convicted and sentenced for numerous phrases by the NIA Court in reference to the case.

The trial in opposition to the remaining one arrested and two absconding accused shall proceed, an NIA spokesperson stated.

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