In a bid to get hold of the absconding activists of Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and those involved in the Khagragarh blast, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has put up posters on Thursday at different places in Burdwan.
The blast took place at Khagragarh in Burdwan on October 2, 2014. Investigations had revealed that JMB activists have gathered in the area with a motive to carry out terror activities.
Nine activists of the outfit are absconding. The NIA have announced cash prize for providing information on the accused. This is not the first time when NIA had put up the posters. A few months ago, the investigating agency had taken similar steps to get information about the accused. The nine persons of whom the posters have been identified as kaijhar alias Anish, Yusuf Seikh, Talha Seikh, Salauddin, Nasirulla, Abul Kalam, Kader Kazi, Burhan Seikh and Mustafizur Rahman. NIA have announced reward for giving information about 12 JMB activists on 30 October 2014.
Later, three activists were arrested from different parts of the state and Sajid the mastermind behind the Khagragarh incident was arrested near Kestopur area.
The reward for giving information about each of them varies between Rs 3 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. The reward for providing details about three of the absconding activists including Yusuf Seikh and Talha is Rs 10 lakh each.
It should be mentioned that a team of NIA had worked jointly with the security agencies in Bangladesh and gathered information about the top leaders of the outfit. It was revealed that they had plans to carry out terror activities not only in West Bengal, but also in some parts of the North East India.
The activists including two women, who were arrested, had revealed during interrogation that the main task of a section of the JMB members was to woo more youth to join the outfit and also to train them.