The arrest of Nurul Hoque alias Naeem in connection with the Burdwan blasts case will help the National Investigating Agency join the dots better.
Naeem’s arrest which took place in the wee hours of Thursday will help the NIA understand the financing of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh better.
The NIA has so far arrested 21 persons in connection with the October 2 2014, Burdwan blasts case. Naeem had been absconding since the day the blast occurred and a cash reward on him had been announced.
The Burdhwan blasts probe will now shift to the Mokimnagar madrasa, following an arrest of its owner who goes by the alias, Laden. His arrest is a key development as it would reveal further details of the operations of this madrasa which was undertaking activities similar to the one at Simulia in connection with the Budhwan probe.
The National Investigating Agency probing the case has made a series of arrests recently and the arrest of Laden would help spill the beans on a lot of details which include the grant of land to construct the madrasa and more importantly running it for alleged illegal activity without the West Bengal authorities not getting a whiff of it. Read more
Two startling facts that have come to light during the probe into the Burdhwan blasts are that the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen cadres were using a burqa factory and laptops awarded to poor students for their modus operandi.
In West Bengal’s Beldanga, it was found that a burqa stitching unit had acted as a front for a bomb making unit. In the probe that is being carried out by the NIA in Assam, it has been found that laptops that were distributed to the poor were purchased by the JMB men to use it for their operations. Read more
Is the Trinamool Congress changing or is a rebellion brewing. Dampened by a host of scams and also the Burdwan blasts, the party’s image has taken a beating and many have started to question the party’s agenda and whether it is even serious about ruling the state.
The recent protest organized in support of Madan Mitra was called off suddenly. The protest was called off after Mamta Banerjee returned to West Bengal from New Delhi. Sources say that a senior leader had a lot to say to her and also the handling of the various cases against her party men.
Investigators probing a political link to the Burdhwan blasts may have have a key lead to work upon.
The outburst by Saidur Rehman a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh operative that he is well connected the Trinamool Congress Party is something that the National Investigating Agency (NIA) would probe. India had shared information with Bangladesh regarding two persons Saidur Rehman and Abdul Salik and had stated that they were part of the Burdhwan module.
The National Investigating Agency handed over a dossier regarding the Burdwan blasts case to Bangladesh. The dossier accessed by Oneindia suggests that the command centre of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh which was behind the incident is still present in Bangladesh and unless both nations cooperate there is no question of putting an end to the problem.
The dossier says that the cooperation between the investigating agencies of the two countries is extremely important since the problem is emerging out of Bangladesh and unless the command centre is busted this problem could go on. The NIA further states that it has ascertained that the plan was to target the establishment in Bangladesh alone.Read more
The Home Ministry has sought a report on all illegal Madrasas in the country from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in a bid to keep a tab on their activities. In the recent past several Madrasas have come under the scanner and it has been found that they are being used to breed terrorists and the Burdwan episode was one such example of the same.
A Madrasa is termed as illegal when it has been set up without the permission of the state government. This would mean that the same is being run without the funds of the state government and this indicates that they are undertaking activities behind the back of the establishment.