Burdwan blast accused Sahanur Alom was behind JMB’s Assam module : NIA

Guwahati, April 3 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that, Burdwan blast accused Sahanur Alom was behind the key person of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) module in Assam’s Barpeta district and some persons had undergoing training as JMB cadres in Barpeta at the house of Sahanur Alom.

The premier investigation agency shared the information with the NIA special court in Guwahati on Friday while the agency filed its first supplementary charge sheet against two persons named Hafizur Rahman and Azaharuddin Ahmed.

The NIA had filed the first supplementary charge sheet in the NIA special court, Guwahati against the two accused under section

Accused persons in the instant case have undergone training as JMB cadres in Barpeta at the house of Sahanur Alom and some of the accused were also trained at Simulia Madrasa in West Bengal.

NIA filed first Supplementary Charge Sheet in NIA Special Court, Guwahati against two accused viz. Hafizur Rahman (A-1), Azaharuddin Ahmed (A-8) u/s Section 18,18B, 23 & 38 of the UA (P) Act in Case No. RC-14/ 2019/NIA-GUW (Barpeta JMB case).

“The case was re-registered by NIA on 21.12.2019, which had arisen out of FIR No. 1557/2019 dated 30.07.2019 PS Barpeta, District Barpeta, Assam. On 29.07.2019, acting on a source information about the presence of one trained JMB suspect, Barpeta Police conducted search on 30.07.2019 at the house of Hafizur Rahman R/o Karagarigaon, Barpeta. During search, one country made revolver, four rounds of live ammunitions and Jehadi literature were recovered from his possession. Accordingly, a case was registered by Barpeta PS against Hafizur Rahman(A-1). On the disclosure of Hafizur Rahman (A-1), other trained cadres of JMB namely Yakub Ali (A-2), Sariful Islam (A-3), Mustafizur Rahman (A-5) Md. Hafiz Safikul Islam (A-6) and Azaharuddin Ahmed (A-8) were subsequently arrested,” NIA said in the supplementary charge sheet.

NIA had already filed charge sheet against five accused named Hafizur Rahman, Yakub Ali, Sariful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Hafiz Safikul Islam on January 24 this year in the instant case.

The investigation agency also said in the supplementary charge sheet that, the accused persons procured weapons and ammunitions in a conspiracy to commit terrorist acts in pursuance of Jehadi Ideology of JMB, a proscribed terrorist organization.

“Investigation has revealed that accused persons are trained members of JMB, a proscribed terrorist organization in India & Bangladesh. Accused persons were recruited by one Sahanur Alom @ Sahanur Alam @ Doctor of Barpeta District. Sahanur Alom was earlier arrested by NIA in RC-03/2014/NIA-DLI (Burdwan Blast Case) on 10.10.2014. He has already been convicted and sentenced to 08 years of imprisonment in Burdwan Blast Case on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts in India and recruiting & training other members of JMB. Accused persons in the instant case have undergone training as JMB cadres in Barpeta at the house of Sahanur Alom and some of the accused were also trained at Simulia Madrasa in West Bengal,” NIA said in the supplementary charge sheet.