India arrests suspect in plot to kill Bangladesh PM

The arrest in Assam state comes days after Indian security officials said they had uncovered a plot by members of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen to target premier Sheikh Hasina.

The arrest in Assam state comes days after Indian security officials said they had uncovered a plot by members of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, accused of carrying out scores of attacks in Bangladesh, to target prime minister Sheikh Hasina.

The group also planned to assassinate the country’s main opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, Indian officials said on Saturday.

Ms Hasina and Ms Zia have dominated Bangladeshi politics for more than a decade.

Police said the woman had also been charged with collecting arms with an intention of waging war against India.

The alleged assassination conspiracy was discovered after two members of the outlawed group were killed in an explosion while building homemade bombs at a house in West Bengal state last month.

* Reuters