The Special Task Force of Kolkata police has arrested a suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative in connection to the 2014 Burdwan blast, which has exposed an expanding network of jihadists in a few districts of West Bengal.
The accused, Abdul Motin, was apprehended at Kerala.
According to sources, Motin, hailing from Assam's Barpeta district, joined the JMB in 2010. He is an expert in IED making and was arrested on Thursday.
On 2 October 2014, an explosion occurred in a building in the Khagragarh locality of Burdwan. Two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed and a one was injured. The police seized 55 improvised explosive devices, RDX, wrist watch dials and SIM cards. During the 2008 and 2013 Panchayat elections, the building had been used as the election office by the Trinamool Congress.
Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen is an Islamic terrorist organization operating in Bangladesh. It is also listed as a terror group by the UK. It was founded in April 1998 in Palampur in Dhaka division by Abdur Rahman.
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