New Delhi, Sep 15 (UNI) A Special NIA Court at Kolkata on Tuesday convicted two persons and sentenced them to imprisonment of seven years and penalized them in Burdwan Blast case of 2014, the probe agency official said here. The accused Mustafizzur Rehman alias Saqib and Kadar Kazi alias Kador were sentenced to seven years imprisonment with Rs 5000 fine to each under Section 120B, 125, of the IPC, Section 18, 18A, 18B, 19 and 20 of the UA (P) Act.
The case pertains to a powerful bomb (IED) blast that took place at the first floor of a house in the busy Khagragarh locality of Burdwan District of West Bengal at 12:15 hrs on October 2, 2014. The IED had gone off accidentally at the time of its fabrication by the members of banned terrorist organization Jamat-ul-Mujaheedin of Bangladesh (JMB).
The members of JMB had taken that house on rent for nefarious activity of bomb-making. The accused persons succumbed to their injuries caused in the bomb-blast and one was survived with grievous injuries. The case was initially registered by West Bengal Police and was subsequently taken over by NIA on October 10, 2014 for investigation.
NIA investigation revealed that a conspiracy was hatched by the proscribed organization JMB to radicalize, recruit and provide training in arms and explosives to its members in India to commit terrorist acts and wage war against the Governments of India and Bangladesh.
A large number of IEDs, explosives, hand grenades and training videos were recovered during the investigation.
A total of 33 accused were charge-sheeted in this case, of whom 31 could be arrested while 28 accused have already been convicted and sentenced for various terms by the NIA Court, the probe agency said, adding that t he trial against remaining one arrested and two absconding charge-sheeted accused shall be continued.