New Delhi, Apr 26: West Bengal is often classified as the bomb capital of India. There have been numerous incidents of bombs being used for acts of terror and also against political rivals.
On Monday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested three persons for their involvement in a bomb blast in which two persons, including a Trinamool Congress worker, were killed in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district in January this year.
New Delhi, Apr 22: Violence in West Bengal has become a routine affairs. The violence ranges from arson, riots and bomb blasts as well. On Thursday, the Calcutta High Court while vacating a stay order by a single judge Bench ordered transfer of the investigation into two incidents of explosions in Birbhum to the National Investigation Agency.
While ordering that the probe into the incidents that took place in 2019 will be handled by the NIA, the Bench said that the agency has precedence in enquiry into scheduled offences.
Incidents of bomb blasts are nothing new in West Bengal. In 2015, the agencies ha found 150 crude bombs in Birbhum and this clearly suggested that bombs are being manufactured in large numbers in the state.
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.
New Delhi, Dec 24: A Special court of the National Investigation Agency has convicted and sentenced two accused in the Bishnabnagar fake currency case.
The duo to be sentenced are Santosh Mondal and Pintu Monday, both residents of Malda district of West Bengal. The court while sentencing them to 5 years and 6 months in jail also imposed a fine of Rs 40,000.
New Delhi, Dec 07: The National Investigation Agency has charged three persons who had hurled several bombs at the office of an MLA in West Bengal.
The case pertains to the hurling of several bombs adjacent to the gate of the office of MLA, Pawan Kumar Singh on September 8 2021. The intent was to target the MLA and his family members, the NIA said.
New Delhi, Nov 13: A top naxalite leader Prashant Bose alias Kishan Da who was carrying a bounty of Rs 1 crore on his head has been arrested in Jharkhand. The police have also arrested his wife Sheela Marandi who is also a member of the CPI (Maoist).
Bose a senior leader of the outfit’s central command is wanted in several acts of terror. He is also the secretary of the CPI (Maoist) eastern regional bureau.
The police while acting on a tip off by the Intelligence Bureau arrested the duo. Bose hails from West Bengal was in charge of naxal activities in several states including Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal.
New Delhi, Nov 05: The National Investigation Agency earlier this week arrested a suspected terrorist of the of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh from West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district.
The NIA personnel conducted a search operation while acting on a tip-off. The search was conducted in the Subhasgram area following which the JMB terrorist hailing from Bangladesh was arrested. The arrested persons has been identified as Abdul Mannan Bachu.
New Delhi, Aug 04: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against seven naxalites in connection with a case relating to the killing of five police personnel in Saraikela Kharsawan District of Jharkhand.
The NIA charged seven accused from Jharkhand and West Bengal. They are Soma Sardar, Atul Mahto, Ram Prasad Mardi, Prabhat Munda, Gulshan Singh Munda, Ravi and Doctor alias Pradeep Mondal.
New Delhi, July 02: The Muslim dominated insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989 eventually fired the Kashmiri Hindus out of the Kashmir Valley. The peak phase of the exodus was in the 1990s when the Hindus were targeted by terrorist groups.
A petition in the Supreme Court compared the exodus of Hindus in West Bengal to that of the one in Kashmir. As a result of the violence, loot, killing and terror, enmasse Hindus have been forced to leave their native place and to migrate to Assam, like Hindus who were forced to do the same thing in the year 1990 in Kashmir, the PIL filed by Ranjana Agnihotri, Hindu Front for Justice and Jitendra Singh said. The court has agreed to examine the matter and issued notices to the Centre, Bengal government and Election Commission of India.
New Delhi, Mar 27: At a rally in Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that if the BJP comes to power, laws will be implemented to tackle the problem of both land and love jihad. He said that refugees will be granted citizenship, while infiltrators will be thrown out.
In January 2020, nearly 450 persons were arrested by the Bangladesh police when they crossed over from India. That month, there was a major exodus of Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants back to their country.