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4 Bangladeshis get 10 years' jail in Burdwan blast

  • Published at 09:24 pm August 30th, 2019
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The court found the 19 accused, including four Bangladeshis, guilty of the charges

An Indian court has jailed four Bangladeshis to 10 years imprisonment in a case in connection with the blast in the Indian state of West Bengal's Burdwan district in 2014.

The special court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Kolkata pronounced the quantum of punishment against 19 convicts including the four Bangladeshis in the case on Friday, reports the Indian Express.

The four Bangladeshi citizens are Sheikh Rahamatullah, Sadiq, Liakot Ali Pramanik and Habibur Rahman, according to case statements.

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The court had on Wednesday found the 19 accused, including four Bangladeshis, guilty of the charges. The court had taken 31 people into custody, of which 19 pleaded guilty before the court.

Among the Indian convicts, two female convicts were jailed for six years, and others for eight years each, the Indian Express said.

On October 2, 2014, two people were killed in the busy Khagragarh locality of Burdwan when an improvised explosive device that they were making went off. The house was taken on rent by banned militant outfit Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and reportedly used as a factory of firearms and explosives.