Update at 1:06 pm: Indian Government reviews the security regularly. We are confident they will take care of it. It is certainly a cause of concern. Since I do not have the chargesheet, I can’t comment on it. We have pilgrimage centres across the nation with security. In some places security can be improved. Dalai Lama is doing very well. He was in Europe and has just returned yesterday and has an event tomorrow. He is perfectly healthy: Tibetan Prime Minister in Exile, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, speaks to Republic TV on plot to assassinate His Holiness Dalai Lama
In a massive development to the Bodh Gaya explosive case, Republic TV has accessed the NIA chargesheet that reveals the terror plot by suspected terrorists to target spiritual leader Dalai Lama. Recently, the Police had recovered traces of explosives from Zahidhul Islam alias Muneer's house at Ramanagara district in Karnataka in connection to the case. As many as seven have been arrested so far.
The chargesheet names Paigambar Sheikh, Ahmad Ali and Nur Alam Momin as accused.
It further states that the accused persons contacted and assembled together at various places, took hideouts at Jahanabad and Masaurhi in Bihar, carried out reconnaissance of the targets at Bodhgaya and procured explosives and other materials for the manufacture of the IED.
NIA files chargesheet in the case of Recovery and Explosion of IEDs in
Bodhgaya Temple Complex, Bihar
Today, i.e. on 27.09.2018, NIA filed a charge- sheet in Special NIA Court, Patna in case No.RC04/2018/NIA-DLI
(Recovery and explosion of IEDs in Bodhgaya Temple Complex, Bihar) against 03 accused
persons for their involvement in terrorist act of planting three IEDs in and around Bodhgaya temple complex on
19th Jan 2018. The case has arisen out of crime no 34/2018, dated 20.01.2018 of PS Bodhgaya, Gaya, Bihar.
On 19.01.2018, on receiving information that some suspicious objects are lying near the Kalchakra Maidan,
Bodhgaya under a generator set, the police secured the site and during the search of the whole premises two
more live IEDs were recovered.
2. Charge sheet has been filed under sections 120 B, 121A, 122, 123 of the IPC, Sec 16, 18 & 20 of UA
(P) Act, and Sec. 4 & 5 of the Explosive Substances Act. Charge-sheeted accused are: (i). Paigambar Sheikh @
Abdul Aziz son of Late Hazrat Ali,resident of Kankuria, PS Samshergunj, Dist Murshidabad, (ii). Ahmad Ali
@ Kalu son of Late Hussain Ali,resident of Ratanpur, PS Samshergunj, Dist Murshidabad, and (iii). Nur Alam
Momin son of Mansur Momin,resident of Kamat, Mominoara, Dhulian, PS Samshergunj, Dist-Murshidabad,
3. Investigation has also revealed the involvement of accused i) Jahidul Islam @ Kausar of Jamalpur,
Bangladesh, ii) Mustafizur Rahman @ Shaheen of Birbhum, West Bengal, iii) Adil Sheikh, Dilwar Hossain, iv)
Abdul Karim of Murshidabad, WestBengaland v) Arif Hussain @ Anas of Barpeta, Assam. Four of these
accused persons were arrested in Aug 2018 while accused Arif Hussain is still absconding.
4. Investigation brought out that accused Jahildul Islam @ Kausar is a senior member of Jamaat-ulMujahideen
(JMB), Bangladesh. Mustafizur Rahman @ Shaheen is his close confidant. Accused Paigambar
Sheikh, Ahmad Ali, Nur Alam, Adil Sheikh, Dilwar Hossain, AbdulKarimand Arif Hussain are all members of
JMB. Accused Jahidul Islam @ Kausar and Mustafizur Rahman @ Shaheen entered into a conspiracy with their
other associates to carry out terror incidents in India by way of planting IEDs and carrying out explosions at
symbols of Buddhist faith in order to show solidarity with the Rohingya Muslims fighting with Myanmar
Government and to cause loss to public life and property, towagewaragainstGovernment of India and to
overawe the Government of India.
5. In furtherance of the conspiracy, the accused persons contacted and assembled together at various
places, took hideouts at Jahanabad and Masaurhi in Bihar, carried out reconnaissance of the targets at Bodhgaya
and procured explosives andothermaterialsformanufacture of the IED. Accused Jahidul Islam with the help of
other co-accused made 3 IEDs and 2 hand grenades. The IEDs were planted by Adil Sheikh, Dilwar Hossain
and Arif Hussain in the premises of Bodhgaya on 19th Jan, 2018 in order to cause loss to public life and
property during the auspicious presence of his holiness the Dalai Lama and also during the visit of his
Excellency the Governor of Bihar at Bodhgaya, thus committing a terrorist act.
6. Further investigation u/s 173(8) CrPC continues
In January 2018, Security forces recovered two powerful live bombs fitted with suspected improvised explosive devices (IED) from near the world-heritage Mahabodhi temple in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya, where Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was holding religious sessions. Two bombs, weighing 10 kg each, from the high-security zone manned by more than 3,000 personnel was seized.