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NIA announces cash rewards for arrest of Burdwan blast accused

New Delhi: After gathering all the material from the Burdwan blast site in West Bengal, National Investigation Agency (NIA) today announced cash rewards for the arrest of 12 absconders who are wanted in connection with

PTI [ Updated: October 31, 2014 21:36 IST ]
nia announces cash rewards for arrest of burdwan blast
nia announces cash rewards for arrest of burdwan blast accused

New Delhi: After gathering all the material from the Burdwan blast site in West Bengal, National Investigation Agency (NIA) today announced cash rewards for the arrest of 12 absconders who are wanted in connection with an alleged conspiracy to target installations in Bangladesh.

NIA announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh each against five absconders and another Rs 5 lakh each for three accused with Rs 3 lakh being the reward declared for the remaining four. All of them are alleged to be associated with banned terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

NIA announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for main accused Kausar, Nasirullah, Sajid (all believed to be Bangladesh nationals) and Talha Sheikh and Maulana Yusuf Sheikh (residents of West Bengal).

It announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on Amjad Ali Sheikh, Habibur Rahman Sheikh (residents of West Bengal) and Sahanur Alom (resident of Assam).

For the remaining—Abdul Kalam, Burhan Sheikh, Rejaul Karim and Jahirul Shaikh (all residents of West Bengal), the NIA announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh.

“Co-operation of the general public is solicited for apprehending them. Anyone can inform either on phone or on e-mail about their location and movement. It is stated that identity of the informer(s) shall be kept secret,” NIA said in a statement.

Public can send emails on ‘assistance.nia@gov.in' and ‘info.kol.nia@gov.in' besides contacting on the telephone nos. 23438200, 8285100100 in Delhi  and 8336926666, 8336926633 in Kolkata.

In the meantime, NIA, with the help of central security agencies, is drafting a dossier that would be sent to Bangladesh to help the country solve the case as it appears that JMB had plans to carry out a series of explosions in the neighbouring country.

In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's line of maintaining good relations with neighbouring countries, the sources said the dossier will include the interrogation report of the three accused who have been arrested by police in connection with the case.

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