Big Success of NIA. Laden of Murshidabad held in Khagragar Bomb Blast & Shimulia Jihadi Madrasa Trail.
Madarsa owner held in blast case
|Bengal Laden Arrested.|
Telegraph Corespondent | Behrampore | Feb. 4, 2015:: The owner of a madarsa in Murshidabad has been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the October 2 Burdwan blast.
Mufajjal Ali, also known as Laden because of his long beard, was picked up last night as he was about to enter his home in Lalgola, NIA officers said.
According to the central agency, Laden set up the madarsa on a 10-cottah plot in Mukimnagar four years ago and allegedly ran a camp where he recruited youths for the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
An NIA officer said Laden initially ran a madarsa from his home and built the one in Mukimnagar after he gatheredenough money to buy the 10-cottah plot.
The madarsa's cook, Habibur Rehman, was picked up for questioning by the NIA on January 26. He was brought to Calcutta and arrested the next day.
Sources said it was Rehman who provided more information on Laden. "Laden's role was to provide logistics to JMB operatives sneaking in from Bangladesh and facilitating their stay and transport," an NIA officer said.
The Telegraph had in November reported that several top JMB operatives in Burdwan and Murshidabad had received a timely alert from Sajid, the outfit's alleged pointman in Bengal, within minutes of the blast. Among them was Laden, the NIA said today.
He was today produced in court and given a two-day transit remand to be taken to Calcutta.
According to the NIA, the Mukimnagar madarsa had around 150 students. Although it was built on an open field, the madarsa had a high boundary wall.
Courtesy: The Telegraph, Kolkata.