NIA files chargesheet against 11 Bangladesh-based JMB terrorists
An official involved in the investigation said that the case pertains to seizure of incriminating material last year from a house in Bengaluru's Chikkabanavara area which was rented and used by JMB members.
Bengaluru: The NIA on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against 11 JMB terrorists, including a Bangladeshi national, for their alleged involvement in criminal conspiracy to commit terror acts, and recruiting people for anti-national activities among others, an official said.
They have been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Arms Act and the Foreigners Act, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) spokesperson said.
Najir Sheikh (25), Arif Hussain (24), Asif Ikbal (23), Kador Kazi (33), Habibur Rahaman (28), Mohammad Dilwar Hossain (28), Mustafizur Rahman (39), Adil Sheikh (27), Abdul Karim (21), Mosaraf Hossain (22) and Bangladesh resident Jahidul Islam (40) have been named in the charge-sheet filed before a special NIA court here.
The case pertains to seizure of incriminating material last year from a house in Bengaluru's Chikkabanavara area, which was rented and used by JMB members, the official said.
The seized items include electrical and electronic items, tools, chemical apparatus, containers among others generally used for making bombs and IEDs.
Some 9mm bullets, digital cameras and other incriminating handwritten documents were also seized.
Investigation revealed that the accused, members of the Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a proscribed terrorist organisation, were involved in a criminal conspiracy to commit terrorist acts or preparation thereof, raising funds by committing dacoities for their terrorist activities, organising terrorist camps and recruiting persons for committing terrorist activities, the official said.
They were also involved in harbouring group members, procuring explosive and ammunition for anti-national activities, the official said.
Further investigation against absconding accused BD Arif and other suspects whose names surfaced during investigation is underway, the NIA added.