Two arrested in northern West Bengal for Delhi blast

August 1st, 2008 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Siliguri (West Bengal), Aug 1 (IANS) Two people, one of them a Bangladeshi, were arrested by a Delhi Police team Friday from Jalpaiguri in northern West Bengal for their alleged involvement with the Feb 1 blast in Malaviya Nagar in south Delhi. Acting on a tip-off, a Delhi Police team raided the Bhaktinagar area in Jalpaiguri district and picked up Yassin Mohammad, who hails from Khulna in Bangladesh, and local resident Mohammad Mahiruddin Thursday night along with three others. The duo was formally arrested Friday.

Five crude bombs, some country-made firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized from them.

The arrests came after the police nabbed Dulal Pal alias Hakim, a resident of Baikunthapalli of Jalapaiguri, from Delhi a couple of days back, said Inspector General of Police (North Bengal) Kundan Lal Tamta.

On the basis of information provided by Dulal, a Delhi Police team arrived in North Bengal Thursday night and made the double arrests.

Mahiruddin and Yassin were produced in the Jalpaiguri Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court Friday and remanded to police custody for seven days, Tamta said.

They have been charged under the Explosive Substances Act.

Special Inspector General of Police (Jalpaiguri Range) Zuklfiqar Hassan said he learnt from Delhi Police officers that the arrests were linked to the Delhi blast.

Asked whether the duo could be linked to the Ahmedabad blasts, Tamta said: “I have no such information. As far as I know, they have been picked up in connection with the Delhi blast.”

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