New Delhi, July 10: Five fabricated hand grenades, one timer device, three electric circuits, suspected explosive substance, different components for making IEDs/rockets were recovered by the National Investigation Agency, following a confession of a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh operative, who was arrested in Bengaluru recently.
The recovery comes following the confession of the JMB operative, Habibur Rehman, who is also an accused in Burdwan blast case. The NIA said that these weapons were to be used in various terror acts in different parts of the state.
Adding to the already crowded terror market in India, three Bangladeshis have set up the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India. This was set up by Salahuddin Salehin and Jahidul Islam alias Bomaru Mizan.
The recent interrogation of Musa, an Islamic State-inspired operative from Kolkata reveals that at least 10,000 members of the dreaded Bangladesh outfit, Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen had joined the terror organisation. This is a worrying sign for India, since the JMB has a large number of its operatives in West Bengal.
Amid the allegations of appeasement against the West Bengal government, Indian security agencies say that if this problem is not nipped in the bud, it could spin out of control.
New Delhi, July 11: The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh took advantage of two factors while setting up its modules in West Bengal.
An overly secular approach in the state, so much that it led to appeasement proved to be a major advantage for the group. Today the outfit which allies with the ISIS has become a headache not just in Bangladesh, but in West Bengal as well.
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.
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