Burdwan, India (BBN)-The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the Burdwan blast case and brought fresh charges against the accused under Section 125 of the IPC for waging war against an Asian power, which is in alliance or peace with India.
The charge sheet filed by the NIA investigating the accidental blast at Khagragarh in West Bengal’s Burdwan district on October 2, 2014 also emphasised that all “the accused were associated with each other and hatched a conspiracy to establish Sharia law in Bangladesh by toppling the democratically elected government”, reports The Hindu.
Senior NIA officials also said that along with bringing fresh charges against the 27 accused in the charge sheet, charges have been pressed against Nurul Haque Mondal alias Naeem who was arrested by the NIA from West Bengal earlier this June.
“So far the NIA has brought charges against 28 persons of which 18 are behind bars,” NIA counsel Shyamal Kumar Ghosh told The Hindu.
Ghosh added that fresh charges against the accused include forgery.
The charge sheet claims that Naeem, whom the NIA had earlier described to be involved in local fund collection, had visited Bangladesh and stayed in different areas of Dhaka for one and a half months and was rained in bomb-making.
According to the NIA, fresh investigation revealed that another accused Sadik alias Sumon against whom a charge sheet has been filed was involved in “motivating youth from the district of Sahibganj [Jharkhand] and certain other parts of Murshidabad for undergoing terrorist training in camps organised by the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).”