STF arrests another JMB activist from Murshidabad
Kolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested another activist of Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Dhulian in Murshidabad.
A special team comprising senior officers of STF conducted raids in different places in Murshidabad and arrested activist Noor Mohammad on Thursday late night.
He was produced before the Bankshall Court on Friday while being remanded to police custody for 10 days.
The STF has so far arrested five JMB activists from Murshidabad and four of them are involved with the incident of bomb recovery outside Bodh Gaya. Investigation revealed that Noor was also involved in the Bodh Gaya incident.
During the raid, police seized a passport and several documents from Noor. They are trying to ascertain whether the passport is an original one.
After receiving information about Noor, police had intensified their vigil across Murshidabad.
But he had been missing for the past few days. On Thursday, he had entered his village and the STF officers received a tip off. They conducted a raid within half an hour and arrested Noor.
Earlier, the STF had arrested two top activists of JMB - Jamirul Sheikh and Paigamber Sheikh - who had planned to attack Dalai Lama. Both are residents of Murshidabad. Jamirul is a resident of Samserganj and Paigamber is from Kakuria.
Both of them had engaged many youth in the banned organisation. Besides several documents, police have seized 50 kg ammonium nitrate, metal wire, a laptop, mobile phones and materials used for making bombs from their houses.
According to a senior police officer, they have come to know from the duo about the involvement of Noor in the activities of JMB. The investigating officers are now trying to know his role in the incident of Bodh Gaya on January 20.
Senior officers of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will also be questioning Noor and would try to get information on whether there are others involved in such activities working for JMB in the state.