Arrested JMB members had played major role in Burdwan blasts
The National Investigating Agency has managed to get a lot of information regarding the functioning of the Jammat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or the JMB following the arrest of two persons.
Two persons Habibul Haq and Enamul Mollah were arrested at West Bengal in a joint operation conducted by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) and the National Investigating Agency (NIA).
Their arrests were carried during the ongoing investigations into the Khagragarh blast more popularly known as the Burdwan bomb blast of October 2 2014.
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What role did they play?
Investigations that are being conducted following these arrests have found that the duo had played an active role in arranging for training camps and also providing hideouts to the other accused.
The operatives of the JMB who had come in from Bangladesh had sought the assistance of these two persons while going about their activities, NIA officials tell OneIndia.
NIA officials say that Haque was the senior of the two and was actively involved in collecting funds to assemble bombs and set up training camps.
In the case of Mollah it was found that he was assisting Haque while also arranging for safe hideouts for the other accused persons. His role into providing a safe route for accused who came in from Bangladesh too is being probed by the National Investigation Agency.
It is further alleged by the NIA that the duo were in touch with Maulana Yusuf one of the masterminds of the Burdwan attack.
Both these persons had helped Yusuf find a safe hideout after the incident. Further, it is also stated by the NIA that the duo had tried recruiting some persons for the JMB from West Bengal. Both had been actively involved with the JMB since 2008, the NIA also states.
It may be recalled that an accidental blast had triggered off in Burdwan on October 2 2014. During the raids several bombs were found in a small house at Burdwan.
Investigations showed that these members were preparing bombs and were attempting to smuggle it into Bangladesh with an intention of carrying out a series of blasts in that country.