File image of the arrested JMB operative produced in court in Agartala on February 6, 2019, Image: Northeast Now

Tripura Police on Wednesday after medical check-up produced in court the arrested Indian member of Islamic terrorist organization Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) with a plea for 14-days police remand on Wednesday.

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However, the court had allowed police custody for 12 days, said public prosecutor Bidyut Sutradhar.

Identified as Nazir Shaikh, a resident of Murshidabad in West Bengal, the nabbed JMB operative is trained in improvised explosive device or IED and is suspected to have a connection in planting IEDs which were recovered on January 19, 2018, when Dalai Lama was visiting Bodh Gaya.

On the basis of the specific input, the police arrested him a day before from bordering A D Nagar area in the outskirts of capital Agartala. He was working for the last 15 days at a construction site there disguised as a mason.

Senior officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to arrive in Agartala to interrogate the arrested JMB terrorist.

Pinaki Das

Pinaki Das is Northeast Now Correspondent in Agartala. He can be reached at:

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