Judicial remand of 6 Burdwan blast accused extended

Judicial remand of 6 Burdwan blast accused extended

The judicial custody of the six persons arrested from Assam’s Barpeta district for alleged involvement in the October 2 Burdwan blast in West Bengal was on Wednesday, extended by a further 14 days.

They were produced in the Kamrup Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court which remanded them in judicial custody for another 14 days. They are: Father-son duo of Shiraj Ali Khan and Shaikhul Islam, Rafikul Islam, Jahuruddin, Golam Osmani and Sarbesh Ali, all residents of different villages in Barpeta district. The six, arrested on October 10, are allegedly part of a module operating under the Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JuMB), according to probe.
Shaikhul Islam alias Abdulla is allegedly a key member of the module operating in Assam and an associate of Shakil Ahmed alias Shamin, a JuMB activist who died in the Burdwan blast.

Shaikhul had been trained in Jihad in Simulia Madrassa in Burdwan district of West Bengal and also in another Madrassa in Murshidabad, a police spokesman claimed.

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