Investigating agencies both in India and Bangladesh has intensified the search for Suleman, who is suspected to be involved in the terror attacks in Bangladesh and is also the responsible for creating a module of IS in West Bengal.
Sources said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) officers had been informed by the Bangladesh Police that Suleman is not in Bangladesh at present and he had managed to flee out of the country. It made the matter more serious for the investigating agencies here. The investigating officers suspect that there was a high chance of Suleman taking shelter somewhere in Malda or Murshidabad.
The officers have come to know about Suleman’s involvement in activities of the Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). It made them confirm that Suleman also has a wide network in the bordering districts of West Bengal. The investigating officers suspect that if Suleman is not in Bangladesh then he can sneak into India through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border. Thus, the search for Suleman has been intensified, said a source in NIA adding that teams have been send to Murshidabad and Malda to conduct raids at different places.
Moreover, the officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have come to know about the connection between suspected IS activist Mosiruddin alias Musa’s and Suleman. They came to know that Musa was present in one of around four meetings which were held between Suleman and a top IS leader.
Though Suleman was engaged mainly for Bangladesh, he was also asked to keep in touch with Musa to help him to create more modules of IS in the state. Suleman was well aware about the youth to whom Musa had to execute his orders for West Bengal.
After going through the cell phone details of Musa, police came to know that Suleman is the second person after the top IS leader Shafi Armar with whom he used interact the most and the discussion was all about the future planning on spreading the base of the terror outfit. Police have also cwome to know the code names of some more people with whom Suleman and Musa both used to have discussions to recruit more youth in their outfits.
Patrolling in the bordering areas have been intensified and the coast guards have also been alerted apprehending that the activists may enter through the narrow channels in the Sunderbans area.