DHAKA, Dec 1 – Three Myanmar nationals have been arrested here in connection with the Burdwan blast, as India and Bangladesh stepped up the hunt for the conspirators along their borders to nab over 100 militants of the outlawed JMB, reports PTI.
The three are members of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and other Myanmar-based outfits, said Krishna Pada Roy, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) today.
Five detonators, two gel-based bomb materials and 500 kg of explosives were seized from them, police said adding that the arrest came in line with intelligence shared with India.
“We do not have information about as to whether they went to India or not,” Roy said. “We suspect that the arrestees have close ties with those accused in the Burdwan blast.”
“Prima facie, they trespassed into Bangladesh. They are involved with the militant group RSO. They studied in ‘madrassa’ as a cover-up and operate militant activities underneath,” he said.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Detective Branch Saidur Rahman said: “They are Rohingya militants. They have links with RSO, Arakan Rohingya Union (ARU) and Netherlands-based NGO Global Rohingya Center (GRC).”
The three are said to have confessed that Khalid Mohammed, who was earlier arrested in India in connection with the Burdwan blast, is their ideological leader, the Dailystar reported.