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NY blast: Akayed’s wife, 3 relatives picked up for quizzing

Sabah Mannan

Living in the US since 2011, 27-year-old Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah, who attempted to bomb one of New York City’s busiest commuter hub on Monday had pledged allegiance to ISIS. Law enforcement officials said Ullah acted in response to Israeli actions in Gaza and to avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world. Sources also revealed that Ullah first arrived in the US from Bangladesh and Transnational Crime unit of DMP picked up Akayed’s wife Jannatul Ferdous Jui, Colfather-in-law Julfikar Haidar and mother-in-law Mahfuza Akhtar from their residence on Moneshwar Road in Jigatala area around 3:00 pm, police said, reports Daily Star.“They were being interrogated at the office of DMP’s Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit on Minto Road,” Additional Deputy Commissioner Saiful Islam of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) told The Daily Star.Earlier in the day, police called Joynal Abedin, 75, husband of Akayed’s maternal aunt, at Sandwip Police Station in Chittagong to know more about the suspect, our Chittagong staff correspondent reports quoting a top police official.Akayed Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh, is accused of setting off a pipe bomb in a crowded subway corridor in New York City.He was the only person seriously injured in the blast during the Monday morning rush hour.

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