Guwahati, Dec 28: 50 Bodo leaders are on the hitlist of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh according to an investigation report of the National Investigating Agency. The bombs were being prepared and transported to Assam from the Burdwan terror factory.
With the NIA taking up the case pertaining to the killing of the advasis in Assam at the hands of the NFDB( S) this angle of the JMB becomes extremely interesting.
An officer with the NIA probing the case told OneIndia that it appears to be a major plot on part of the JMB and the NFDB ( S) to intensify operations and cause instability in the region.
As the probe gets underway the NIA says that the first impression that one gets is that the attack was not part of a revenge mainly but yet another attempt to prevent the Bodo leaders from coming to the talks table with the government.
The Bangladesh based JMB had actively supported the NFDB ( S) cause in this issue. They had planned a seperate operation to assassinate 50 Bodo leaders knowing full well that Assam would burn like never before.
The coming together of the JMB and NFDB (S)
The first time that the two terrorist outfits came together was following the Assam riots in which Muslims were targeted. The two outfits decided to take advantage of the situation and chalk out a plan to eliminate the Bodo leadership.
The JMB was brought into the picture first by the ULFA which also created the anti talks wing in the NFDB ( S). The role assigned to the JMB was to assassinate the Bodo leaders while on the other hand the NFDB ( S) would target the innocent people and try shifting the blame on the mainstream Bodo leadership.
Bombs prepared to target Bodo leaders
The NIA says that it would look deeper now to see if the Burdwan module was also assigned the task of preparing bombs to target Bodo leaders. The questioning of prime suspect Sahnur Alom revealed that there was a major plan for Assam and it involved 100 bombs.
It was also revealed that the bombs were being made to carry out blasts where the Bodo leaders were present. The assassination bids were planned by carrying out bomb blasts.
The probe takes a very interesting turn now and with the NIA being able to link the JMB and the NFDB( S) it becomes clear that the intent was to carry out attacks to destabilise the region.
The greater Bangladesh
The fact that the Bangladesh based militants were working with the Assam outfits and also the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar only proves the Greater Bangladesh theory.
Although it is a far fetched idea by these terrorists the Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh which is the political wing of the JMB had declared that the Sharia law would be enforced.
The Jamaat had planned on creating a Greater Bangladesh with West Bengal, Assam, Myanmar and other North Eastern states. The idea was to take control and implement the Sharia law.