4 Neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh Islamic State operatives arrested in Kolkata

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 June 2019, 11:08 AM
A mobile phone containing photos, videos, jihadi text and literature were found on them. (File photo)
A mobile phone containing photos, videos, jihadi text and literature were found on them. (File photo)

The Kolkata Police's Special Task Force (STF) arrested four neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) or the Islamic State (IS) operatives from near Sealdah station’s parking lot and Howrah station on Tuesday. A mobile phone containing photos, videos, jihadi text and literature were found on them. 

Two operatives identified as Md. Jiaur Rahman and Mamonur Rashid. Who are Bangladeshi nationals, were arrested from Sealdah Railway Station's parking lot. Two others identified as Md. Sahin Alam and Robiul Islam were arrested from Howrah Station. While Alam is a Bangladeshi national, Islam is an Indian national and lived in West Bengal's Birbhum district and helped them by harbouring as well as recruiting and collecting fund from India. 

The three Bangladeshi nationals were taking refuge in India to escape arrest in Bangladesh and were involved in recruitment under the Islamic State banner and collected funds for organisation too. 

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First Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:49 AM
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