Bangladeshi terrorist arrested from West Bengal for Bodh Gaya blast

Kolkata police’s special task force arrested a militant belonging to Islamist outfit, Jamaat-ul-mujahiddin Bangladesh (JMB) in Connection to the bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya shrine.

24 year old, Nur Alam Momin aka Alam who hails from West Bengal’s Murshidabad District was arrested from infront of a health center in Shamshergunj area on Friday. The arrest came after three other JMB terrorists who were arrested earlier this month, revealed details about Alam during interrogation.

By profession a trader of scarves and Islamic books, Alam went to Hyderabad last year for 15 days along with few other JMB militants to make plans for Bodh Gaya blasts. However it is unclear whether Alam was present in Bodh Gaya to plant bombs or not.

“Nur Alam Momin alias Alam, 24, a resident of Murshidabad’s Dhuliyan was arrested on Friday morning from infront of a health centre in the district’s Samshergunj area. He participated in a meeting with JMB leaders in Hyderabad, where the Bodh Gaya blast was planned”, Murlidhar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Special Task Force of Kolkata Police said in a release.

Alam was produced infront of Bankshall criminal court on Friday and has been sent to police custody for ten days. The police sources said that raids will be carried out at places where Alam had stayed.

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Jamaat-ul-mujahiddin Bangladesh is a banned terrorist organization from Bangladesh. According to several intelligence sources the organization is now operating out of West Bengal after Bangladesh government taken a no-tolerance approach for extremists.

A low intensity bomb blast took place near Kalchakra ground in Bodh Gaya on 19 January when the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama was present in town. A couple of crude bombs and large quantity of explosives were also recovered from the place.