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Top militant Bomaru Mizan arrested in India

  • Published at 05:55 pm August 7th, 2018
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File photo of Bomaru Mizan Dhaka Tribune

An Indian special court has granted him a 5-day transit remand

A top Bangladeshi militant was arrested in India’s Bengaluru.

The arrested, Md Jahidul Islam, alias Kausar, alias Munna, alias Bomaru Mizan, 38, allegedly co-founded the Indian chapter of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India (JMI), according to earlier reports. 

According to a statement issued by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday, Mizan was detained by an NIA team from a hideout in the state’s Ramanagara area.

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Some electronic devices and traces of explosives were also recovered during the raid.

Jahidul, mostly known as Bomaru Mizan in Bangladesh, is wanted in the Burdwan blast case and many other cases in Bangladesh as well.

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit’s Deputy Commissioner, Mohibul Islam Khan, who also confirmed the matter, said Bomaru Mizan was arrested along with two of his Indian associates. 

The CTTC has started procedures to communicate with authorities concerned, Mohibul said.

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Bomaru Mizan was granted 5 days of transit remand by a special court for NIA cases in Bengaluru. 

He will later be produced before another special NIA court in Patna. 

It is suspected that Bomaru Mizan is the mastermind of the Bodh Gaya attack and blast in Burdwan of West Bengal in 2014. 

Mizan, an explosives expert of JMB, went into hiding since armed JMB members ambushed a prison van and snatched him away, along with two other militants from Mymensingh's Trishal area on February 23, 2014.