Desk report, August 07: India has arrested Mohammed Jahidul Islam, a leader of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh or JMB, for his involvement in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya explosion, the National Investigation Agency said on Tuesday.A team of NIA (National Investigation Agency) arrested Jahidul, also known as Kausar, Munna, Mizan and Boma Mizan, during a raid at his Ramanagara house near Bengaluru on Sunday, IANS reports.
“Some electronic devices and traces of explosives were seized from his house,” NIA spokesman Alok Mittal said.
The official said Jahidul is a top leader of JMB in India and is also wanted in the 2014 Burdwan blast case and in many other cases in Bangladesh.
He is the mastermind of the Bodh Gaya blast near Kalachakra Maidan. NIA filed an FIR in the case on Feb 3.
The officer said Mustafizur Rahman alias Shahin, one his of aides, had arranged and assembled all the explosives for the incident on Jahidul’s directive.
A low intensity bomb blast took place near Kalchakra ground in Bodh Gaya on Jan 19 when the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama was present in town. A couple of crude bombs and a large quantity of explosives were also recovered from the place.
Jahidul was produced before a special NIA court in Bengaluru which sent him to five-day transit remand. He will now be produced before a special NIA court in Bihar’s Patna.