An NIA official said that the JMB had intended to set up a module exactly how they had set one up in Bangladesh before they were driven out post 2006. This was not meant to be a one time operation but a continuous affair. They wanted to stage attacks in parts and launching attacks out of India would mean India would be blamed.
They wanted to make it look like India staged attack against Bangladesh. Not only would this divert investigations, but also strain relations between the two countries, the NIA official also informed. As part of their initial plan they intended setting up modules in Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia. Over the years they sought to expand operations to other parts of the state.
However, the plan was long term and as per the JMB strategy they wanted to ensure that it was all one big family affair. This would ensure that the family bonding would make sure that their cover is not blown and no one would leak information owing to family ties.