Kolkata Police uncovers communication system used by arrested JMB terrorists
Kolkata: The Jammat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists who have been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police during the last few days, have been found to have maintained contact using technological help.
During interrogation of the arrested JMB chief in India Ejaz Ahmed alias Ezazul, police came to know that the terrorists used to interact with each other through SIM-less mobile phones. They used internet connections to talk using the mobile phones.
Police have also got some passwords which the JMB members were using to establish contact using their unique network. The accused persons also used to send code words using encrypted text, to convey messages to their counterparts across India.
Police are trying to break these codes using the passwords in order to identify what JMB was planning. It is suspected that several other JMB members are still hiding in Bengal. Several JMB members are suspected to be hiding in South India as well.
Investigating officials suspect that Ahmed was in regular touch with JMB chief Salauddin Salahein, using the passwords and codes. Ahmed was arrested from Gaya in Bihar a few days ago, with the help of Bihar police and Intelligence Branch (IB) in Bihar.
Following his arrest, three more JMB members were nabbed as well. Police have also recovered several objects which were being used to manufacture Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). It is suspected that they might have had plans to blast IEDs in Bengal in order to prove their existence.