India arrests accused in suspected plot to kill Bangladesh PM

December 6, 2014 7:21 AM

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India arrests accused in suspected plot to kill Bangladesh PM

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested a key suspect behind a blast in the state of West Bengal who is also believed to have been involved in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and stage a coup there.

Shahnor Alom, who was arrested in a village in the northeastern state of Assam on Friday night, is an operative of a banned Bangladeshi group active in eastern India, a senior intelligence officer said on Saturday.

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