Six JMB suspects arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata police on Monday arrested six suspected members of militant outlawJamaatulMujahideen Bangladesh from West Bengal and Assam.
Indian newspapers citing state-run Press Trust of India reported four out of the six arrested were wanted in the 2014 Khagragarh blast case.
Anwar Hussain Farooq, the outfit’s West Bengal chief who had a bounty of Rs 10 lakh on his head announced by NIA, is among those arrested by police.
‘These people were not in West Bengal after Khagragarh blast in Burdwan. They had left the state and moved to south India and north-eastern states. They were planning subversive activities in some south Indian states. We are trying to find out the details,’ said joint commissioner of police (crime) Vishal Garg.
The police also said that they were comprising to carry out violent acts in different parts of the country.
Jamaat ul Mujahideen was founded in Bangladesh in 1998 and was banned in February 2005.
Its members are also accused of carrying out attacks against secular bloggers in the country.