Sahanur Alam, one of the key accused in the Burdwan blast case has escaped, and Assam police had launched operation to recapture him in Assam’s Dhubri district along the Bangladesh border in the wee hours of Wednesday, police said.
Police arrested two persons during the operation, who gave shelter to Sahanur, one the Most Wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Dhubri district SP, Mridulananda Sarma said following a tip-off, police had launched an operation in the Medartari area near Fakiraganj along the Bangladesh border around 2-30 am on Wednesday, where the Most Wanted Sahanur Alam was taking shelter.
“Sahanur Alam took shelter at a house, owned by Jamsher Ali and managed to flee before police reached the area,” the police official said.
Police arrested two persons named Sahanur Ali and Abdur Nur and recovered a mobile handset, which was used by Sahanur Alam.
“We have launched an operation to nab the key accused in the Burdwan blast and alert in Indo-Bangladesh border area,” Dhubri District Sarma said.
NIA has announced a Rs 5 lakh reward to anyone for providing information leading to Sahanur Alam’s arrest.
Police interrogated the arrested duo to collect more information.
Assam police have arrested a total of 12 persons including Sahanur Alam’s Jihadi wife Sujina Begum in connection with the Burdwan blast so far.