Cops get lead about another ABT man
Kolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police have intensified search for two more members of the Operation Group of Ansar Bangla Team (ABT), which is Al-Qaeda's network in the Indian sub-continent, after knowing that they had spent three days in the beginning of October in a hotel near Howrah Station.
The police have come to know about one 23-year-old Shopon Biswas, alias Tamim and Nayan Gazi (28), alias Zafor, after arresting agent Md Sahadat Hossain, who had been helping ABT activists to enter the country by crossing the Indo-Bangladesh border.
It was on Tuesday late night that the police had arrested two ABT activists Samsad Mia (26), alias Tanvir and Riyaz (25), alias Riyazul Islam from Kolkata Station along with arms dealer Monotosh De.
After interrogating Samsad, the police came to know that Sahadat had helped him to cross the border and to reach Hyderabad around one-and-a-half-years ago.
Investigation revealed that after managing to enter India through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border, he straightaway went to Hyderabad where he met Tamim. Samsad and Tamim used to stay in a rented house and they took up a job in a slaughter house in Hyderabad. In between their work, they used to carry out the activities for the banned organisation ABT that is involved in killing of bloggers in Bangladesh. They had a plan to kill 48 bloggers. Samsad told the investigating officers that he received a direction from one of his seniors to leave the company of Tanvir and to get in touch with Riyaz.
It was on September 29 when Samsad and Riyaz reached Kolkata and since then they had been staying at different places. After a couple of days Tamim too came to Kolkata and contacted Sahadad seeking help to get a hotel where he could stay without any risk. Sahadad arranged a hotel for him at Dobson Road in Howrah where he had stayed from October 1 to 3. After knowing this from Sahadad, a team of the STF went to the hotel. They spoke to the hotel authorities and scanned the CCTV cameras. The investigation revealed that there was another person named Nayan Gazi, who was with Tamim at the same hotel. Sahadad has failed to give any information to the police about Nayan Gazi. The police are now taking all measures to arrest Tamim and Nayan as early as possible.