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Top KPP leader arrested for Jalpaiguri bicycle blast
A central committee member of the Kamtapur People's Party (KPP), Nubas Burman is found to be the culprit of the bicycle bomb blast, which claimed six lives at Jalpaiguri in West Bengal on 26 December 2013. KPP is a political party working in the Northern part of West Bengal and it demands the set up of a separate Kamtapur state and recognition of the Kamtapuri dialect as a separate language.

In connection with the blast, Nubas Burman, the general secretary of KPP central committee, was arrested in Cooch Behar on Sunday. Also, in 2002, Burman had been arrested for being a KLO linkman, but was released. He was produced in the additional district and sessions court in Jalpaiguri and remanded in police custody for 10 days.

Japlpaiguri SP Amit P Javalgi, said that some persons have also been detained in connection with the bicycle bomb blast. The bomb blast is suspected to have been done by the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO). KLO and KPP are two separate organizations, but they share the common demand of a separate Kamtapur state for Rajbangshis. Yesterday, Subhash Burman another KPP member was picked up from Malda.

Malda police chief Kalyan Mukherjee said, “We have arrested Subhash Burman and Falen Burman on the basis of specific evidence. On December 26, a meeting was held in Falen’s house at Jajail village in Gajole block (of Malda). Both Malkhan and Subhash were present in that meeting. When we got this input, we started looking for Falen and Subhash,” reported Telegraph.

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