On August 7th, 2018 the National Investigation Agency (NIA)
arrested the main leader of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)
namely Mohammed Zahidul Islam @ Kausar
who is the mastermind behind the Bodhgaya bomb blast case (RC-4/2018/NIA/DLI) on January 19.
Kausar, a Bangladeshi national was arrested by NIA from Ramanagara near Bengaluru. The agency has conducted a search of his house from where some electronic devices besides traces of explosives were recovered. Kausar is also one of the key persons in Burdwan blast case in which JMB had prepared 100 bombs to carry series of attacks in West Bengal and other parts of the country. Thereafter, which a non-bailable warrant and a lookout circular were issued against him.
Kausar was produced before the Special Court for the NIA Cases at Bengaluru in which the court has granted 5 days of transit remand. He will now be produced before the Special NIA Court, Patna as per reports. The NIA has registered a case under sections 120, 121-A, 122, 123 & 153 (A) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860; Sections 16, 18 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967; Sections 14, 17 and 19 of Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems Act, 2005; Section 4 and 5 of the Explosive Substance Act, 1908