Chennai, Sep 10: A terrorist suspected to be associated with the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh has been arrested from Chennai.
The arrest comes in the wake of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) making several arrests from in connection with the Bodhgaya and Burdwan blasts case from South India.
New Delhi, June 29: After a chase that lasted nearly five years, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), earlier this week arrested an accused in connection with the Burdwan blast from Doddaballapur near Bengaluru.
The arrested person was identified as Habibur Rehman, who is a close aide of Jahidul Islam arrested by the NIA last year from Ramanagara near Bengaluru. The sleuths of the NIA are currently questioning Rehman and during the interrogation it came to light that he had travelled to several places across the country.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets ready to visit Bangladesh, there will be many areas of focus. One of the key issues would be relating to the border related issues and terrorism.
The recent investigations into the Burdwan blast showed how much more needs to be done between the two countries.
The influx of ISIS and Al-Qaeda agents into Bangladesh who are looking to target India as well will also be a subject matter of discussion, sources informed OneIndia. The growing proximity between the ISIS and the Jammat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh will be discussed.
Has the busting of the Burdwan module put the brakes on the activities of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh?
To a certain extent it has, but as investigations would show the modules are very much active and the recruitment process was on in full swing.
A fresh recruitment drive with the help of extremist videos and lure for cash was underway and the interrogation of Ibrahim Sheikh the latest to be arrested would show that the JMB is very much alive and kicking.Read more
Was the ISI trying to play Bangladesh against India? Since the Awami League came to power in Bangladesh the party has ensured that the relations with India are particularly good and this has not gone down too well with a section in Bangladesh and the ISI.
The investigations into the Burdwan blast has revealed that a major part of the funding and the logistics were taken care of by the ISI.
Abdul Wahab Momim is the 18th person to be arrested in connection with the Burdhwan blasts case. A close aide of Sheikh Rahmatullah, Momim is said to have helped modules set up by the Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen Banglades
NIA officials tell oneindia that Momim had been absconding since the past year and was an active member of the JMB. He was instrumental in the transportation of material and was also a close aide of Rahmatullah who was planning a attacks in West Bengal and Bangladesh.
He is known as the Bin Laden of West Bengal. His interrogation in connection with the Burdhwan blast has once again brought to the forefront how terror groups had set up Madrasas without the approval of the state government and used it to facilitate acts of terror.
Two days back Muzzafil Haq was arrested by the National Investigating Agency in connection with the Burdhwan blast. The questioning of Haq who is referred to as Bin Laden by his troop has given the National Investigating Agency plenty of material to proceed further in the case.
Rejaul Karim who was arrested by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) in connection with the Burdwan blast is handing out vital information right from political connections to training camps.
Karim who is a key member of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) says that without the support of the local leaders they would have never been able to set up so many modules in West Bengal.
Karim tells the NIA that all the material to prepare the bombs were procured locally with the help of local operatives as transporting it from Bangladesh would have been risky.