KOLKATA, Nov 8 � In a major breakthrough in the Burdwan blast case, West Bengal Police today arrested the mastermind of the incident Sajid, a Bangladeshi national and stated to be a chief commander of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror group, reports PTI.
Sajid was arrested by sleuths of Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate in the afternoon from the airport area of North 24-Parganas district. �Today we arrested a person Sheikh Rahamatullah. He is a Bangaldeshi. After interrogation, it was revealed that he is Sajid, who is involved in the Burdwan blast case and is the chief of the Burdwan module. This is also confirmed by the fact that the NIA has declared a cash award of Rs 10 lakh,� Bidhannagar Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar told reporters.
�Sajid, alias Sheikh Rahamatullah, is a member of Jamat-ul-Mujahadeen Bangladesh and is a member of Majlis-e-Sura, which is the central committee of Jamat,� Kumar said.
Deputy Commissioner (Detective Department) Kankar Prasad Bouri said Sajid was the mastermind of the Burdwan blast case.
Kumar also said Sajid had spent a few years in a jail in Bangladesh.
The arrest of 40-year-old Sajid, who stayed near Lalgola Madrasa at Mukimnagar in Murshidabad district, has given a fresh lease of life to the probe conducted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).