Burdwan blast: How Saradha funds helped to carry out terror module revealed
The Bangladesh investigators apart from questioning the suspects in the Burdwan blasts have also given our agencies vital leads on how Saradha funds had helped carry out this operation.
Several crores of Indian rupees had been transferred to the Islamic Bank in Bangladesh which were used to fund the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh module.
There were huge transfers that were made from West Bengal and ironically all the money which was intended to be parked at various banks were diverted over a period of time in 18 installments to the modules of the JMB in both Assam and West Bengal.
The Saradha money started to move out of West Bengal in the later part of 2011 and an obscene amount of money almost Rs 650 crore had been parked in Bangladesh.
This entire operation was undertaken by a well channelized network of the Jamaat-e-Islami which has several powerful supporters in India.
Bangladesh agencies say that nearly Rs 18 crore could have come back to Assam and West Bengal. However most of the transfers were made to Assam and then moved to West Bengal.
Bangladesh investigators say that these terrorists got protection in West Bengal and the attempts being made by their establishment were lost due to the patronage by a few high and mighty in West Bengal.
Sajid according to the investigators was a key man in the entire operation and he coordinated between the West Bengal and Bangladesh modules. Their entry and exit point was through Chittagong, the investigators have also learnt.
The NIA will seek information from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for clues regarding the money transaction. Both the ED and the CBI have found money from Saradha going into Bangladesh and reaching several other countries.
While ED would provide information regarding the money trail, the CBI will grill the Saradha accused responsible for moving the money out of India.