Burdwan blast: NIA moves court for custody of accused

Burdwan blastThe NIA, which is probing the Oct 2 explosion in Burdwan, Saturday approached a West Bengal court seeking the custody of the accused arrested in the case as well as transfer of the case to a Kolkata court, an official said.

Earlier, the West Bengal CID had been probing the blast that occurred in a house in Khagragarh in Burdwan killing two suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen militants and injuring another. Four people including two women have been arrested in this connection.

“The NIA today moved an application seeking custody of the accused that are now in CID custody. The agency has also requested to transfer the case from this (Burdwan) court to a court in Kolkata,” a public prosecutor said.

Having filed a first information report under the relevant laws including the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), a NIA team visited the CID headquarters in the city seeking documents and materials seized during the investigation.

A National Investigation Agency team also visited Burdwan police station in whose jurisdiction the explosion had occurred.

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