The three neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists, arrested in Kolkata, had been organising terror modules in West Bengal and should have hyperlinks with Al-Qaeda and Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI), police mentioned .
It is suspected that they’ve associates in some districts of the state, a senior officer of the Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police mentioned on Tuesday.
“Initial interrogation revealed that the JMB operatives had been attempting to construct modules in West Bengal. These terrorists might have hyperlinks with terror teams Al-Qaeda and Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI). The paperwork seized from them point out this,” the officer mentioned.
The STF arrested JMB terrorists Najiur Rahman, Rabiul Islam and Sabir from Haridevpur space in south Kolkata on Sunday. They are Bangladeshi nationals who had used cast paperwork to get a room on lease.
Their linkman, recognized as Salim Munshi, had used the id card of an unsuspecting aged man to organize a pretend id card for Najiur, the officer mentioned.
Najiur grew to become Jayram Byapari within the pretend id card and the aged man his father.
“Munshi had borrowed the id card from an previous man on the pretext that his brother was coming from Bangladesh and required a doc to get a license to drive an auto-rickshaw,” the officer mentioned.
The three terrorists had come from Bangladesh to Kolkata a number of months in the past and dwelling within the middle-class neighbourhood.
Several paperwork, together with jihadi supplies, lists of high JMB leaders and their associates in different terror teams, had been seized from their possession.
Various JMB operatives, together with Indians, had been arrested in West Bengal previously few years.
The JMB, which carried out a terror assault at a preferred cafe in Dhaka in 2016 by which 22 folks, together with 17 foreigners, had been killed, is attempting to unfold its tentacles in India, the National Investigation Agency had mentioned in 2019.