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NIA sleuths arrest suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist from West Bengal

According to the agency officials, acting on a tip-off, a team of NIA personnel conducted a search operation in Subhasgram area on Tuesday and apprehended the Bangladeshi national. The terrorist was arrested by NIA sleuths on Tuesday.

NIA sleuths arrest suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist from West Bengal-dnm
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Kolkata, First Published Nov 3, 2021, 12:57 PM IST
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials on Wednesday announced that they had nabbed a suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist from West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district.

According to the agency officials, acting on a tip-off, a team of NIA personnel conducted a search operation in Subhasgram area on Tuesday and apprehended the Bangladeshi national. The terrorist was arrested by NIA sleuths on Tuesday.

Fake voter and Aadhaar cards have been seized from his possession. He is being interrogated. We are trying to find out how and when he entered into India, the official told PTI. Several documents related to the terror group were seized from his possession, he added.

The terrorist, whose name is yet to be revealed, is said to be a close associate of the four JMB terrorists who were arrested from West Bengal in July this year, as per sources.

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According to sources, it is suspected that the terrorist may have links with Al-Qaeda and Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) and he was setting up terror modules in West Bengal.

In the past few years, a number of JMB operatives, including Indians, have been arrested in West Bengal.

The NIA had said in 2019 that the JMB, which carried out a terror attack at a popular cafe in Dhaka in 2016 in which 22 people, including 17 foreigners, were killed, is trying to spread its tentacles in India.

The NIA has been on high alert and has also stepped up the crackdown upon alleged terror associates for the last few weeks. Recently, the NIA had carried out raids at multiple locations in Kashmir Valley against members of the banned organisation Jamaat-e-Islami.

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