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NIA warrant for blast suspects

Patna, Jan. 4: The NIA special court today issued warrant of arrest against one Mujibullah in connection with the serial blasts during the BJP’s Hunkar Rally on October 27.

Mujibullah is said to be fresh name, hailing from Chakla locality of Ranchi, figuring in the terror operations in Bihar. The special judge, Anil Kumar Singh, issued the warrant on Mujibullah after the NIA submitted the material evidences of his complicity in the blasts in Patna.

The NIA court also issued production warrants against Umer Siddiqui and Azharuddin lodged behind bars in connection with the blasts at Bodhgaya in July last year. The NIA had sought production warrant against Umer and Azharuddin on the basis of its findings that the duo might be involved in the Patna blasts too. Sources said the NIA might take Umer and Azharuddin for interrogation after they were produced in court. Earlier, the NIA in its submission to the court stated that Mujibullah was a boarder at the lodge in Hindpiri locality of Ranchi from where nine live bombs had been recovered on November 4, 2013. The bombs recovered were similar in make to the ones used during the blasts at Patna.

The NIA had also submitted that Umer, who had been arrested at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) on November 14, had revealed during his interrogation that Najibullah, Numan, Taufiq and Haider were living together at the Hindpiri based lodge at the time of recovery of the live bombs.

All these boarders had escaped when NIA sleuths had raided the lodge, the NIA told the court.

The NIA also told the court that Umer was an active member of the outlawed Simi (Students’ Islamic Movement of India). “He was instrumental in providing strategic input and logistical support to the Simi and Indian Mujahideen operatives across Bihar and Jharkhand,” the NIA said.