IANS Kolkata, India
Six Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activists, including three of Bangladeshi origin, have been arrested from Assam and West Bengal states of India, police said yesterday.
“Special Task Force of Kolkata police has arrested six Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists,” Joint CP (crime), Visal Garg, told
All of them are actively involved with JMB, said the
Garg said four of them are wanted in connection with the Khagragarh blast case in
Burdwan district in 2014.
Police have seized laptops, mobile phones, wire, detonators, a powder like substance and fake ID proofs from them.
“We had information that these people were hiding in the northeastern states and in some parts of south India. They were under physical and technical surveillance of the STF. We were able to crack their encrypted communication system,” Garg said.
The arrested activists included Anwar Hossain Farook of Jamalpur, Bangladesh, who was the head of the JMB unit in Bengal. Another nabbed militant was Moulana Yusuf alias Abu Khetab from Mangalkot of Burdwan district, the second in command in JMB.
The other four are Shahidul Islam, the head of JMB’s North Eastern unit, Mohammad Rubel - an expert in improvised explosive devices - hailing from Jamalpur, Bangladesh, Abul Kalam from Burpeta, Assam and Jahidul S alias Jabirul from Bangladesh.
Two suspected terrorists were killed and a third injured in the Burdwan blast.
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