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Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh (JMB) Chief Sentenced to 29 years Imprisonment and Fine in Burdwan Blast Case

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New Delhi. Today, NIA special Court, Kolkata, convicted an accused Kausar @ Boma Mizan a resident of Vill Shekharbhita, PS & PO Jamalpur, Dist Jamalpur, Div. Maymansingh, Bangladesh u/s 120B & 125 of IPC, Section 16, 18 and 20 UA (P) Act, Section 25(1B) of Arms Act & Section 14 of Foreigners Act, 1946 and sentenced him to imprisonment for 29 years and fine of Rs. 35,000/-. He was the head of JMB (Jamatul-Mujahideen Bangladesh) in India, a proscribed organization. He is also a charge-sheeted accused in another NIA Case related to Bodh Gaya Blast in Bihar, in January, 2018.

The background of the case is that on 02nd October, 2014 at about 12:15 hrs, 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. IED had accidentally gone off at the time of its fabrication by the members of banned terrorist organization viz. Jamat-ul-Mujaheedin of Bangladesh (JMB). Two terrorists had succumbed to their injuries caused due to bomb blast.. The case was initially registered by West Bengal Police, which was subsequently taken over by NIA on for investigation.

Investigation by NIA revealed a conspiracy by JMB (Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh) 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.

After extensive investigation total of 33 accused were charge sheeted by NIA for commission of various offences in this case. Out of 33 accused, 31 were arrested. Earlier, 30 accused persons were convicted and sentenced, to various terms, by the NIA Special Court, Kolkata.

The trial against the remaining two absconding charge sheeted accused persons continues.

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