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Rapid Action Battalion team interrogate JMB activists

The two-member team of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from Bangladesh interrogated the six arrested activists of Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on Sunday.

The team reached the city on Sunday morning and went to the office of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) under whose custody the six activists were remanded by the Bankshall court at present.

It may be recalled that in a major breakthrough on September 26, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police had arrested six top leaders of JMB including the outfit’s chief of Bengal and had foiled their planned terror attack in North-east states, mainly Assam.  

Sources said that the RAB officers on Sunday interrogated Inam alias Anwar Hussain Farooq, the JMB chief of Bengal, Md Rubail alias Rafique, an IED expert, Maulana Yusuf alias Abu Bakar alias Yusuf Sheikh, Sahidul Islam alias Surya and another IED expert Abul Kalam alias Kalim.

The officers had questioned them about their Bangladesh connection. They wanted to know the name of the person in Bangladesh with whom they used to be in touch and on whose order they used to work. The investigating officers also wanted to know from them whether they had played any role in the Dhaka’s Holey Artisan Bakery attack.

The officers held a meeting with the NIA officers after interrogating all of them. The RAB officers also spoke to the officers of the Kolkata Police’s STF.

The officers had a discussion on the presence of JMB activists in Bengal. They had a detailed discussion about the routes that the JMB activists use to go across the porous border.

It may be recalled that police had come to know from Jahidul, who was arrested from Cachar in Assam, about the regrouping of the five other JMB leaders to carry out terror attack somewhere in Assam and started placing its officers on the routes through which they were suppose to pass to reach their destinations. Within the next two days the rest five were also arrested.
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