Bodh Gaya blast Explosives supplier arrested from Bandel

first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested Hajibulla, who supplied explosive materials to Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activists to carry out terror activities outside Bodh Gaya. He used to function as JMB’s sleeper cell.The 57-year-old explosive supplier, Hajibulla, was arrested on Monday morning from near ticket counter at Bandel Station in Hooghly.Acting on a tip off, a team comprising senior officers of the city police’s STF conducted a raid at Bandel Railway Station. Hajibulla is a resident of Elizabad Village near Samserganj in Murshidabad. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPolice had information that he had come to meet some of his friends in Hooghly and had plans to head towards Kolkata from Bandel station.But he got arrested before he could manage to board the train from Bandel station.Investigation revealed that he had helped the JMB activists in procuring explosives that the latter used to make bombs and planted it outside Bodh Gaya.He had twice supplied explosive materials to the JMB activists and at the same time he also went to Bodh Gaya once to carry out reccee of the place. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe STF initiated a case in this connection under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on charges of criminal conspiracy (120B IPC), waging or attempting to wage war or abetting waging of war against the Government of India (121 IPC), conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section (121A IPC), concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war (123 IPC) and sections 4 and 5 of the Explosive Act.It may be recalled that on February 23, the STF had arrested JMB activist Noor Mohammad from Dhulian in Murshidabad for his involvement in the Bodh Gaya incident. So far, the STF has arrested four JMB activists from Murshidabad, who are involved with the bomb recovery incident outside Bodh Gaya. The two top activists of JMB – Jamirul Sheikh and Paigamber Sheikh – who were arrested earlier are also residents of Murshidabad and they had chalked out a plan to attack Dalai Lama. Jamirul is a resident of Samserganj while Paigamber is from Kakuria. A police officer said Hajibulla is closely related to Jamirul.They suspect that it could be Hajibulla who had supplied the same to the duo. Source said that officers of the NIA will question Hajibulla on the entire episode of the Bodh Gaya incident and about the JMB activities who were directly involved with the incident.last_img