Three Assam Men convicted in Burdwan blast case

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A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kolkata convicted nineteen accused persons in the sensational Burdwan Blast case on Wednesday. Out of the 19 convicted accused three are from Assam.

The accused from Assam were – Shaikul Islam Khan alias Swaiful Islam Khan alias Abdullah, Sahanur Alom alias Sahanur Alam alias Doctor and Sahidul Islam alias Samim. Shaikul Islam Khan is the son of Siraj Khan and hails from Kahikuchi area under Barpeta district, while Sahanur Alom is the son of Majibar Rahman of Chatla area under Barpeta district. On the other hand, Sahidul Islam is the son of Jahruddin and hails from Rawmaripathar village in Barpeta district.

It may be mentioned here that on 2nd October, 2014 at about 12:15 PM, a powerful bomb (IED) blast took place at the first floor of the rented house in the busy Khagragarh locality of Burdwan District of West Bengal.  IED had accidentally gone off at the time of its making by the members of banned terrorist organization Jamat-ul-Mujaheedin of Bangladesh (JMB). 2 accused persons had succumbed to their injuries caused due to bomb blast and 1 accused survived with grievous injuries.

Also out of 19 convicted accused, four are Bangladeshi Nationals.

The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on 30th August by the Special NIA Court.

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