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JMB has moved from bombs to propaganda in West Bengal


West Bengal, May 31: The National Investigation Agency which has been probing the Burdwan blast says that it cannot rest until the last module of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh is busted.

The JMB which was behind the Burdwan episode in West Bengal has been largely wiped out from India.

Burdwan blast

However splinter groups and modules continue to exist and if not dealt with could return stronger, the NIA officials say.

What the investigators have learnt is that these smaller modules are now heavily engaging in propaganda instead of preparing bombs like they did earlier. This is what the worry is, an officer with the NIA informed OneIndia.

Bombs to propaganda

When the JMB set up shop in West Bengal, its operatives were engaged in preparing bombs. These bombs were meant to be transported to Bangladesh and a series of attacks were to be carried out to shake the regime over there.

However an accidental blast in Burdwan in October 2014 let the cat out of the bag and this led to the investigators busting a major module.

While the bomb making industries of the JMB have come to a halt due to an extensive crack down, investigators fear that smaller modules now may be engaging in a propaganda battle.

The ISIS in particular has been trying to set up shop in Bangladesh and a likely ally for it would be the JMB.

Enamul Mollah who was recently chargesheeted in the Burdwan case according to the NIA is a highly radicalised youth.

He is alleged to have set up small modules which would indulge in propaganda war. It has been happening on a smaller scale, but if these modules succeed, then there is a good chance that the situation could flare up as there could be many takers in West Bengal.

Enamul Mollah a resident of South 24 Pargnas according to investigations is a highly motivated cadre of JMB. He has also been involved in harbouring of absconders of JMB.

He had been in constant communication with absconding accused persons Moulana Yousuf and Abul Kalam @ Ibrahim and arranged shelter for them after the Burdwan Blast.

He assisted in recruiting new members for JMB and also spread their agenda by circulating Jihadi material. He arranged for a radicalisation program where the accused Kausar delivered jihadi speeches, the NIA also states.

Chargesheeting another accused Habibul Hoque (30), the NIA says that after the Burdwan Blast, he gave shelter to one of the prime absconding accused Moulana Yousuf.

He arranged training camps for members of JMB at Ankipur and Nayabastiya before Burdwan blast where the trainees were trained by Yousuf, Kalam and Habibur (absconding accused in the case).

The trainees were also given physical and endurance training. Habibul Hoque also recruited members into JMB and collected funds for JMB. He forged identity documents and procured EPIC card with false name in order to conceal his identity.

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