Bangladesh terror group had planned for high profile abductions in India

Jamaat effect: India, B'desh on alert
The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or the JMB which is the militant wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh had set its eyes on carrying out a series of high profile abductions in a bid to ensure the safe entry of several Bangladesh Nationalist Party members.

According to the input shared with the Research and Analysis Wing on the political ramifications of this incident at Burdhwan it becomes clear that there was more than what met the eye and the JMB had full plans on helping the political rivals of the Awami League which had filed a series of corruption cases against members of the BNP.

NSA takes stock of situation in Burdhwan

The mighty political ramifications this incident has prompted the Prime Minister to even send his top team of security officials headed by the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval to Burdhwan to take stock of the situation. The visit by the NSA not only sends a very tough message to the West Bengal establishment which has been accused of a cover up but also will show Bangladesh that India is very serious about dismantling the terror network that their terrorists have set up in India.

During the visit, the NSA and his team took stock of the situation while also advising the investigators about the importance of this probe. There is an urgent need to shut down these terror factories and act on the intelligence reports shared between the two countries. At no cost should these modules flourish and by the end of the probe the JMB should be history is what the special team from Delhi told the investigators.

He also emphasized the need to ensure that there is cooperation from the state police as well and how this plays an important role since intelligence reports suggest that the JMB will look to send more people into West Bengal. There is also a warning of aggression among the JMB and they may try and orchestrate a strike within the country in a bid to seek revenge against the busting of their modules.

Bangladesh has expressed a great deal of concern over the Burdhwan module of the JMB and India on the other hands wants good relations with Bangladesh. India has assured Bangladesh of a thorough probe and also shutting down these modules which number nearly 53 in West Bengal alone.

JMB proposed to carry out attacks in B'desh

The modules of the JMB had proposed to carry out a series of strikes in Bangladesh. They had set up bomb factories and procured plenty of material right from ball bearings, pellets, lathes, ammonium nitrate among others. They had even set up a Fidayeen wing to execute attacks and even target the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

They had planned on undertaking a major hostage crisis in Bangladesh and then demand a safe passage for the members of the BNP who had gone on exile, the R& AW report also suggests.

Jamaat in touch with al-Qaeda

Several members of the BNP have fled Bangladesh thus creating a political vaccum. The Awami League in particular has been extremely harsh on the Jamaat which has been trying to establish an Islamic state in Bangladesh. The Jamaat has been in regular touch with various radical outfits including the al-Qaeda to execute this plan, but they have repeatedly failed as the Bangladesh establishment has been particularly harsh on them.

The al-Qaeda too has spoken up for the Jamaat recently and felt the need to put up a brave fight in order to ensure that an Islamic state is established. The al-Qaeda even went up to the extent of accusing the Awami League of walking into India's trap and converting Bangladesh into a Hindu state as well.

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