Kolkata: The NIA on Thursday arrested a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) member in connection with the sensational October 2 Burdwan blast in West Bengal, an agency officer said.

He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency near the Howrah railway station.

“The accused Nurul Hoque is a trained member of JMB and was involved in collection of funds for the outfit,” a Deputy Inspector General (investigations) Anurag Tankha told IANS.

“He was arrested from near the Howrah railway station,” he added. 

The accidental blast took place inside a house in Khagragarh in Burdwan, killing two JMB militants and injuring another. Some people, mostly Bangladeshi nationals, have been arrested and indicted in the case.

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