NIA arrests Myanmar national in Bardhaman case

Khalid, arrested in Hyderabad, was running terror camps in Bangladesh and Myanmar, the agency said.

November 18, 2014 12:07 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 06:49 pm IST - Hyderabad

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a Myanmar national, Khaleed alias Mohammed Khalid (28), from Hyderabad as part of its investigation in the Bardhaman (West Bengal) blast case.

Khalid, a trained explosives expert, was allegedly part of the Rohingya solidarity organisation and had links with Bangladesh-based terror groups. He was running terror camps in the border areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar, an NIA press release stated. Khalid also underwent training organised by the ‘Tehreek-e-Azadi Arakan’ with trainers from ‘Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan,’ the release added.

Incriminating videos, literature relating to poisons, explosives, jihadi pamphlets including ones from Islamic State were recovered from him, the NIA claimed.

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