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Posters of Islamic State found in Durgapur

Panic broke out at Bhiringi area in Durgapur after local people found IS posters on Sunday morning.

It may be recalled that a student of an engineering college Ashique Ahmed was arrested from Durgapur a few months ago for his involvement with IS activities.

Police said that local people found three posters. Though the contents of all the three posters were same, they were written in three different languages – Bengali, Hindi and English.

The posters were carrying “threat messages”. “Warnings” were given of undertaking anti-national activities.

The police rushed to the spot soon after getting the information that local people had seen posters with ISIS written on it. The police removed the posters and initiated a probe into the incident.

A police officer said that a few days ago two Bangaldeshi nationals were arrested from Burdwan. The duo has been interrogated in this connection. But the police are yet to make any breakthrough in the incident. It is learnt that the Bangladeshi nationals told the police that were not aware of anyone who is involved with the activities of IS.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused had put up the posters in the wee hours of Sunday. “It suggests that someone from the village or the area was involved in the incident. Thus, the police questioned some youth from the area,” sources said.

The incident had led to panic in the area. Local people approached the police to find out the person who had put up the posters as they do not want repetition of incident like the blast in Khagragarh that had brought to light the presence of Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen (Bangladesh) activists in the state.

A few days ago Mosiruddin alias Musa was arrested for being a IS activist from Burdwan Railway Station. Investigation had revealed that Musa was in charge of recruiting youth from the state. The police had also arrested three of his associates from Birbhum. Police suspect that there could be some sort of connection between the arrest of Musa and the recovery of posters.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had also questioned Musa earlier. But they will plead before the Court to send Musa under their remand as they want to question him further.
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