The JMB trail: How Bengaluru became a happy hunting ground for these terrorists

New Delhi, Oct 20: The Karnataka government said that the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh had set up at least 4 modules in the state.

The National Investigation Agency which has been probing a case relating to the JMB had made a very crucial arrest recently and learnt that terrorists of the group had a free run in Karnataka.

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JMB raised funds by committing dacoities in Bengaluru and nearby areas

arrestNew Delhi, Aug 29: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested one person in connection with the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh case detected in Bengaluru.

Najir Sheikh alias Patla Anas, a resident of Murshidabad in West Bengal was an active member of the JMB. He was taken to Bengaluru on a transit warrant and produced before the Special NIA court.

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6 JMB operatives arrested, conspiracy to terrorise India foiled

burdwanBengaluru, Sept 26: The six people belonging to the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh had planned on carrying out terror strikes in different parts of the country according to preliminary investigations.
Six people were on Monday arrested by the Special Task Force, Kolkata for their role in the 2014 Burdwan blast case. Out of the six people arrested, five were named in the chargesheet by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is probing the Burdwan blasts case. 3 are of Bangladeshi origin while the others are Indians. The police also seized from them laptops, mobile phones and detonators informed Vishal Gary, Joint Commissioner of Police.

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JMB was rebranded as Islamic State in 2014

jamaat-ul-mujahideen-bangladeshDhaka, July 4: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or the JMB had renamed itself Islamic State in the year 2014. The change in name was effected with a view of telling the world that their specific cause is to set up an Islamic State in Bangladesh.
The name of the JMB has surfaced during the investigations that are being conducted into the attack at Dhaka. The JMB since 2014 has restructured itself and focused operations not just in Bangladesh, but at Assam and West Bengal too.

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Dhaka attack: With ISIS being ruled out focus now on JMB

dhaka-3Dhaka,July 3: With Bangladesh ruling out the role of the ISIS in the Dhaka attack, the focus is now back on local militant groups such as the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.

Minutes after the attack, the ISIS and the al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the same, but the government was unwilling to credit the attack to the two outfits.

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India’s lady Jihadis

terrorist1In the year 2013, Intelligence Agencies had warned that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba was training women terrorists to carry out strikes in India. An all women’s terror module had been launched in Pakistan under the banner Dukhtareen-e-Tayiba and the inputs gathered by India went on to suggest that these women would be used to launch attacks on Indian soil. While the Lashkar is yet to launch its women’s wing completely to carry out attacks, the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was quick to launch its all women’s wing. Using women in terror strikes has always proved to be fatal since 8 out of 10 times they do not catch the eye of the security agencies.
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Burdhwan-Saradha, was it really a clean chit?

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There has been a hue and cry today following the statement in Parliament on the Saradha-Burdhwan link. Many termed the statement by the Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, as a clean chit to the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has been accused of shielding the accused of both the Burdhwan and Saradha incidents. Before we look into this, let us see what exactly the minister told the Lok Sabha in a written response, “The investigation has so far not revealed any such transaction where money was routed to Bangladesh to fund terrorist activities.
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Burdwan- Not terror, its a coup

brihot-bangladesh-bangistan-or-gr-bangladeshThe Burdwan incident goes beyond the purview of a terror strike and when the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited West Bengal last week, he made it amply clear to the establishment that this incident is nothing but a coup against another nation.

With a team of the National Investigating Agency set to visit Bangladesh next week, it has its task cut out and would seek out details against at least 600 operatives all part of the network which was trying to set up its base in India in a bid to overthrow the Awami League.

Here we bring you the investigation details into the probe and going through the report of the NIA, one gets the picture as to how far and wide the entire operation spreads.

 

Setting up- The entire planning commenced in the year 2009 when a bunch of Jamaat-e-Islami leaders decided that they needed to overthrow the Awami League as this party had been merciless on their cadres. The Jamaat used several of its militant wings in order to execute this plan. It roped in its primary outfit the Jamaat-ul-Mujhaideen Bangladesh. The JMB was told that it would have to coordinate with the operatives of the Ansarulla Bangla, Jamaatul Muslimeen, Hepajat Islam and the Tanzim Tamiruddin in order to execute this plan.

In the later half of 2009 the JMB moved 10 of its operatives into West Bengal. Another 15 of them were moved into Assam. The first thing that they did was get in touch with the local leaders in both these states. West Bengal and Assam both had political outfits which were sympathetic to the cause of the Jamaat. The West Bengal module commenced its operations first in Madhyam Gram. This was the landing point for the operatives where they were handed out their voter ID cards and also passports. All these operatives were kept at the camps in Chittagong and Bandarban and launched into West Bengal in batches. Once in West Bengal, these cadres were taken to various camps which were set up in Malda, Nadia and Murshidabad. They started off with 10 modules in 2010 and by the turn of 2014 had managed to set up 53 modules.
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JMB’s couple from Assam

at054Sahanur Alam, a shady character from Assam is proving to be the biggest fish in Burdhwan episode linking Assam. A dentist by profession he and his wife ran a dental clinic in Chatala, Barapeta which acted as a front to carry out activities for the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.

This was an operation that was being run by Alam and his wife Sujuna. While Alam used his dental clinic in Chatala as a front, his wife had become the transporter of the funds, NIA sources informed. The NIA is also looking into a confidential report by the Assam police which has claimed that operatives of the JMB had close links with lower rung politicians in the state who were helping set up the JMB modules which was aiming at merging Bangladesh, West Bengal and Assam in a bid to make it a Greater Bangladesh.

A dentist by profession, Alam belonged to a upper wing of the JMB which had roped in several educated youth into their fold. Recruiting educated persons into the operation only meant that they avoid heat and also are in a better position to understand the real intent of the entire operation which the Indian agencies say was not a run of the mill terror strike but a full fledged military coup.

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Mamta’s Burdhwan silence- Reasons listed here

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The Trinamool Congress has been in the eye of the storm off late and with back to back embarrassments vide Saradha and Burdhwan, the state government has a lot of questions to answer. The biggest question on everyones’ mind is why was Mamta Banerjee quiet all along?

While the Saradha scam saw a huge flock of the TMC being questioned, the Burdhwan incident has thrown up many questions especially the sheltering of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh who were planning nothing but a major coup against the Awami League.

Intelligence Bureau officials in India have very often complained to New Delhi about the West Bengal administration soft peddling against several elements working against the stability of the government in Bangladesh.

So, what exactly has made West Bengal such a happy hunting ground for terrorists from Bangladesh. Their names appear to crop up both in the Saradha scam and even the Burdhwan incident which has led investigators to believe that the two cases are somewhere inter-connected.
Teesta water sharing: Bangladesh has officially lodged complaints with India about the West Bengal administration particularly the TMC and even said that some of their leaders are working contrary to their interests. In effect Mamta Banerjee was the person who opposed the Teesta water sharing agreement between the two countries. This issue was first raised during the UPA regime, but Mamta has been accused of trying and stalling the project. Bangladesh which relies on this water for its northern part says that she is solely the cause for this project being stalled. She has even refused to come to the talking table and has ignored repeated requests by both the Indian and Bangladesh government on this issue. She has even refused to table and discuss the recommendations made by the Kalyan Rudra Committee. Continue reading “Mamta’s Burdhwan silence- Reasons listed here”