Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Chief gets 29 yrs jail in Burdwan blast case

Last Updated: Thursday, 11 February 2021 (10:27 IST)
New Delhi:The court on Wednesday convicted Jamat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh(JMB) chief Kauser aka Boma Mirzan in Burdwan blast case and sentenced him to 29 years of imprisonment.
Kauser, a resident of Shekharbhita village under police station in Jamalpur district under Maymansingh division in Bangladesh, was booked under sections 120B and 125 of IPC, Section 16, 18 and 20 UA (P) Act, Section 25(1B) of Arms Act and Section 14 of Foreigners Act, 1946 and sentenced to imprisonment for 29 years with a fine of Rs 35,000.
The accused was the head of JMB (Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh) in India, a proscribed terror outfit and he was also a charge-sheeted accused in another NIA Case related to Bodh Gaya Blast in Bihar which took place in January, 2018.
 
This case was related to a powerful bomb (IED) blast had taken place at the first floor of a rented house in the busy Khagragarh locality of Burdwan District of West Bengal as the IED had accidentally gone off at the time of its fabrication by the members of JMB on October 2, 2014.
 
In this blast, two terrorists were killed. A case was initially registered by West Bengal Police which was subsequently taken over by NIA on October 10, 2014.
 
NIA probe revealed a conspiracy by JMB to radicalize, recruit and provide training in arms and explosives to its members in India for committing terrorist acts and waging war against the democratically established Governments of India and Bangladesh.
 
“A large number of IEDs, explosives, hand grenades, training videos were recovered during the investigation of the case”, the probe agency had said.
 
“After extensive investigation, a total of 33 accused were charge sheeted by NIA for commission of various offences in this case and out of them 31 were arrested. Thirty accused were convicted and sentenced to various terms by the Kolkata NIA Special Court earlier”, the agency said.(UNI)