JIAM is also known to issue fatwas and the outfit even has Pakistanis. The outfit plays a pivotal role in strengthening the roots of terror in the Southern Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
The hunt by the Mumbai police and availability of information and evidences reveals that at least six people were involved in planting bombs at various places of the city. Of the six, three have a thorough and vast technical knowledge of bombs, an officer said. “They probably moved in pairs," he said adding “Each pair went to the three locations - Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar. Those with technical expertise must have planted or placed the bombs."
An officer from a central investigative agency said, JIAM, originally a organisation based in Bangladesh, has recruited several fresh faces from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. There are unconfirmed reports that JIAM could also have connections with the Taliban, the officer said.
The outfit"s members keep changing their names and identities to dodge the police. “The outfit"s name first cropped up after the bomb blasts in Bangalore," the officer said.