Mamata aide’s arrest exposes a murky cattle scam in Bengal

The CBI said that the cattle were smuggled from India to Bangladesh after paying illegal gratification to BSF personnel manning the international border.

New Delhi, Aug 11: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s close aide Anubrata Mondal in connection with a 2020 cattle smuggling case. Mondal is the TMC’s Birbhum district president.

Mondal had earlier been questioned by the CBI twice as part of its investigation into the cattle smuggling case.

The cattle smuggling scam is a huge one. It is alleged that the cattle shown as seized at the Indo-Bangladesh border were undervalued and auctioned with the help of some Customs officers so that cow traders could buy them back at a very low cost. Following this they would legally sell it again to their counterparts in Bangladesh.

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Terror legacy: Indian Mujahideen’s dead but its Darbhanga module remains active in other groups

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The Indian Mujahideen orchestrated some of the worst attacks from this module. Not just for the terror groups, this place has become a safe haven for illegal immigrants from Bangladesh too

New Delhi, July 29: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at Shakarpur village in Darbhanga, Bihar in connection with the Phulwari Sharif terror case.

This particular case has links with the Popular Front of India (PFI). Earlier the NIA had carried out searches in Jamia Nagar Niswa, Purvi Champaran and a teacher identified as Asghar Ali was arrested.

Darbhanga has been a favourite spot for several terror groups, be it the Students Islamic Movement of India or the Indian Mujahideen. During the days of the Indian Mujahideen, the agencies had found it extremely hard to penetrate this area as these terror groups had plenty of local support.

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Flood Jihad: Assam floods may have more than meets the eye

Illegal immigration has led to a lot of problems in Assam such as grabbing of land, counterfeiting, drugs, and now man-made floods

New Delhi, July 06: Assam floods that have been playing havoc in the state may not be nature’s fury after all, but a well planned man-made disaster. Two men, Mithu Hussain Laskar and Kabul Khan, have been arrested from Cachar district for allegedly damaging the embankment of Barak river that led to the floods in Silchar, Assam.

Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the flood was a man-made disaster and the miscreants would face stringent action. Reports said that Khan had allegedly filmed the breach which the CM showed to the local residents when he visited the embankment site in Cachar district.

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The brutalities committed on Hindus by the Rohingyas is a well known fact

New Delhi, Apr 18: The Delhi BJP claimed that the Rohingyas and illegal immigrants from Bangladesh are behind the Jahangirpuri violence.

Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta alleged on Sunday that the violence was the result of the AAP government aiding illegal stay of Rohingya and Bangladeshi immigrants while an AAP MLA said it was wrong to target one community.

While these claims will be verified by the police, the fact of the matter is that the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh are part of the larger ploy to undertake activities that would hurt the country.

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Under the garb of an Arabic teacher, terrorist from Bangladesh, recruited radicalised youth in Assam

New Delhi, Apr 11: The National Investigation Agency has learnt that a Bangladeshi national who entered Assam illegally was trying to set up an Al Qaeda module in eastern India.

On Sunday, the NIA conducted raids at 11 locations in Barpeta and Bongaigaon districts of Assam in a case linked to a module of the Al Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS).

On the radar of the NIA was one Saiful Islam who had entered illegally into Assam. He was working as an Arabic teacher at the Dhakaliapara Masjid. Under the garb of working as an Arabic teacher, he was actively motivating the youth to join the outfit and work for the sleeper cells, the NIA learnt.

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Another chargesheet: Illegal immigration into Bengal assumes worrying propositions

New Delhi, Jan 12: A chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency in connection with a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) case shows the extent up to which these terrorists go to radicalise and recruit Muslims into terror groups.

A major criminal conspiracy was hatched by three nationals of Bangladesh. They had illegally entered into India along with their associates of the JMB and Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent. They were in the process of recruiting and motivating young Muslims in order to establish the Caliphate and further terror acts in India and Bangladesh.

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In Karnataka fake currency bust, NIA charges one accused

New Delhi, Sep 16: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against one Sariful Islam in connection with a fake currency case.

The case was originally registered in Belagavi following the seizure of fake currency to the tune of Rs 82,000. The special NIA court had earlier convicted five persons in connection with the same case and sentenced them to six years imprisonment.

The probe revealed that Islam was procuring fake currency from an absconding accused Saddam Sekh and Hakim Sekh, both residents of Bangladesh. He would then circulate the same in Karnataka along with the other accused, the NIA said.

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ABT terrorist from Bangladesh who tried to establish multiple modules gets 7 year jail term

New Delhi, Apr 09: A terrorist of the Ansraullah Bangla Team, Rizual Islam has been sentenced to 7 years rigorous imprisonment.

The case was originally registered by the STF, Kolkata in 2017 following the arrest of 5 members of the ABT, which is proscribed organisation. While four of the members arrested were nationals of Bangladesh, one was Indian. 

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VaccineMaitri reaffirms highest priority accorded by India to relations with Bangladesh

New Delhi, Jan 25: Bangladesh turned to India for the supply of the Serum Institute of India’s Covishield vaccine, after Beijing asked Dhaka to share costs of clinical trials of Sinovac.

India is clearly gaining the edge over China when it comes to vaccine diplomacy. Free shipments containing the first batch of Covishield which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India have already reached many nations. 2 million doses were supplied to Bangladesh, while 1 million was given to Nepal as a gift under the Neighbourhood First Policy.

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With the Bangladesh link cropping up, is there more to the Hyderabad human trafficking case

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New Delhi, Aug 21: The National Investigation Agency has filed a supplementary chargesheet in connection with the Hyderabad human trafficking case against two persons, Mohammad Abdul Salam and his wife Shiuli Khatun. While Salam is a resident of Hyderabad, his wife Khatun hails from Bangladesh.

The NIA has accused both of trafficking young Bangladeshi girls. Both have also been accused of illegally crossing the Indo-Bangladesh border for running a prostitution racket in Hyderabad and in nearby places.

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