According to the NIA this Rs 18 crore operation would not be allowed to go waste especially after all the time and money they have invested. They have several of their back up modules across the country and would try and activate them as and when the heat dies down.
JMB operative moved to South?
The suspicion is that most of the operatives would have been moved to South India. There are around 6000 Bangladeshis posing as Indians from Assam and West Bengal working as construction and plantation labour in South and many of the accused could have infiltrated into these groups the NIA says.
All of them have valid documents which only makes matters worse for us the NIA says. They will squat for a long time and then try reactivating the operation once again. They are known to wait a long time in all their operations. The fact that after the 2005 major Bangladesh operation they undertook they waited for 6 long years is a testimony to their patience.
JMB and Al-Ummah blend ideologically
The JMB has in the Al-Ummah a strategic partner. Both these groups blend well ideologically and have had links through the SIMI for several years now. The Al-Ummah has without a doubt helped the JMB members seek refugee after the busting of their module.
A tie up with the Al-Ummah means that the cadres of the JMB could have been given shelter in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as well.
The NIA will seek the help of the local police to scan through outsiders especially from west bengal and Assam. A separate advisory will also be issued to this effect.