IS activist reveals code names of fellow operatives
Investigating agencies interrogated Musa and two of his associates – Saddam Hussain alias Kalu and Sk Abasuddin alias Amin.Kalu and Amin were remanded in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for 14 days after being produced before the Howrah Court Thursday afternoon.
A person is given a code name soon after joining the terror outfit. Investigating officers got hold of two code names after interrogating Musa. Musa also revealed his own code name. Musa’s code name was Abu Al Musa Al Bangali.One of the two other code names that he revealed was ‘Banglar Bagh’ and the person used to give directions to Musa on his future course of action.
The officers also came to know about one Md Salauddin, who originally belongs to Bangladesh. Musa had a direct link with and he used to have conversations with him almost daily. Police suspect that ‘Banglar Bagh’ could be the code name of Salauddin.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Musa came in touch with Salauddin through the top IS leader Shafi Armar in Syria.Musa also had contact with the suspected IS activist Ashique Ahmed, who was arrested by NIA from Burdwan. Ahmed, who is a resident of Dhaniakhali in Hooghly, is at present in Tihar Jail.
Interestingly, the investigating officers found that Musa was unaware of the original name of Ahmed.
Musa recognised Ahmed when the officers had shown him Ahmed’s photograph. However, Musa couldn’t reveal the code name by which he was known in the IS. Officers came to know that Musa had met Ahmed in Malda.
It is learnt that after going through Musa’s chat history in his email and other social networking accounts, police came to know that Armar had asked him to be cautious after the five IS suspects
were arrested from Hyderabad a few weeks ago.
Finally, Musa came to West Bengal with a plan to kill a businessman in Birbhum. The plan to kill
the businessman was chalked out with two purposes: first, Musa had personal rivalry with the person and second, it was planned to create a panic among people.
Musa told the investigating officers that he had planned to pin the responsibility of the murder on IS to make people afraid of its presence in the country.