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Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen cadre arrested in West Bengal

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Kolkata, Dec 11: The Special Task Force (STF) unit of the Kolkata Police has arrested a suspected operative of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from West Bengal's Birbhum district, a senior officer said on Friday.

The man, who is in his 50s, had been allegedly promoting "radical ideas and hatred for non-Muslims" on social media, he said.

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen cadre arrested in West Bengal

The accused was nabbed during a raid late on Thursday.

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Several "books and documents on Islamic fundamentalism" were recovered from a printing press he owns.
His mobile phone and passport have been seized, the senior officer said.

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    "This man seems to be involved with JMB. We are trying to find out more about his connections," the officer said, adding that he will be produced before a city court later in the day.

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