BARPETA, Nov 3 � A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that arrived at Chatala under Sarthebari Police Station in Barpeta district today, raided the house of Sahanur Alam and questioned two other persons. The team, comprising seven members of the Central investigating agency, passed a very hectic schedule in the village spending more than six hours in the residence of Sahanur, one of the most wanted accused in the Burdwan blast case and subsequent link to the Jamat-Ul-Mujaheedin, Bangladesh.
The NIA team, in presence of Barpeta Subdivisional Officer Bipul Saikia, broke open the doors of Sahanur�s house which was sealed yesterday, and searched every item and papers. They confiscated a number of incriminating documents including four bank accounts, some books, hundreds of photographs of Sahanur in different guises, a receipt book of Talimul Madrassa in West Bengal, photographs of various persons and two burkhas. The packet where the burkhas were packed was marked �Burkha Ghar�, owned by Sakil Ahmed, suspected to be one of those killed in the Burdwan blast.
Speaking to reporters an NIA official informed that they have confiscated the documents on suspicion and those would have to be authenticated by experts. He refused to divulge the details in the interest of a fair investigation.
Earlier in the morning, the investigating team entered the residence of Anoar Hussain Mallik, a teacher, and questioned him regarding the performance of namaj on the eve of Idd Ul Fitre. It is worth mentioning that the controversial namaj one day before the actual Idd Ul Fitre was performed in the courtyard of Mallik on July 28 this year.
The team also questioned Akram Hussain Sikdar, a local correspondent of a vernacular daily on the same issue. Sikdar, who was also present at the namaj, was called to the residence of Sahanur Alam.
An investigation team visited Chatala yesterday also and raided the house of Jakaria Ali, brother of Sahanur. The team had to postpone the search operation at Sahanur�s house yesterday due to some technical reasons.
However, the local people demanded inclusion of more people in the investigating net as several other reputed persons including a local businessman and a lecturer of a reputed college, were also present at the namaj.