Bengaluru, Sept 26: The six people belonging to the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh had planned on carrying out terror strikes in different parts of the country according to preliminary investigations. Six people were on Monday arrested by the Special Task Force, Kolkata for their role in the 2014 Burdwan blast case.
Out of the six people arrested, five were named in the chargesheet by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is probing the Burdwan blasts case. 3 are of Bangladeshi origin while the others are Indians. The police also seized from them laptops, mobile phones and detonators informed Vishal Gary, Joint Commissioner of Police.
The arrests of these people is extremely crucial considering that the JMB had tied up with the ISIS with an intention of setting up the Bengal Calipate. The NIA is likely to seek custody of these people. Since the attack in Dhaka, there has been a high alert about the possible activities of the JMB-ISIS combine.
Investigators say that even when a module of the ISIS was busted in India, it was found that some members especially from West Bengal had closely been associated with the JMB. The ISIS and the JMB have come together to set up a Bengal Caliphate which would cover, West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand and
The investigations into then Burdwan blasts also had found that members of the JMB had planned on preparing over 500 bombs and transporting it to Bangladesh. They had plotted a series of attacks in a bid to destablise the establishment which has cracked down on Islamic terrorists.