New Delhi, Sep 26: The National Investigation Agency has made some major inroads after it arrested a key operative of the Jamat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh. Several details are trickling out after the NIA took into its custody JMB Terrorist Jahidul Islam alias Kausar, who is also an accused in the Burdwan and Bodhgaya blasts.
New Delhi, Sep 25: The National Investigation Agency has recovered improvised explosive devices based on the disclosure by a terrorist of the Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.
JMB Terrorist Jahidul Islam alias Kausar, who is in NIA custody disclosed that after the Burdwan blast in 2014, he and his associates took shelter in various locations in South India. He said that the hideouts were at Aribele, Kadugodi, K.R.Puram, Chikkbanavara and Shikaripalya, Electronic City in Bengaluru.
Abdul Hakim is an important catch for the agencies. Hakim who was injured in the Burdwan blast has been slow to reveal details to the Intelligence Bureau but has indicated that the Jamaat-e-Islami operating under the banner of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen(Bangladesh) had planned on targeting the Awami League.
He tells the IB and also two officers of the NIA that they were preparing a huge consignment of arms and ammunition to fight the Bangladesh government. We sourced a chunk of the materials including the IEDs from Kolkata and were preparing them at Burdwan. A lathe was also sourced to make guns. We were also exploring the concept of rocket launchers and our team was well versed in the preparation of the same. We had material downloaded from the internet which taught us to make this ammunition.