Kolkata Cops To Share JMB Info With Assam Force


Kolkata: Kolkata Police would share with its Assam counterpart information gathered from interrogation of the arrested Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants and, if needed, may go for joint exercise with them in search of more militants in the North Eastern state.

“We will share information with Assam Police and if needed, will hold joint exercises with them,” a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.

The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has arrested one of the six JMB men, Jabirul Islam alias Jahidul Islam, from Cachhar district of Assam and seized Fake Indian Note Currency (FICN) from his possession.

While grilling Jabirul, the police came to know that he was named by the NIA in its chargesheet for the Khagragarh blast of 2014, and about the other five top JMB leaders including its West Bengal unit head Anwar Hussain Farooq and the second-in-command Yusuf Sheikh.

Except Farooq, all the five were named by the NIA in its chargesheet for the Kharagarh blast.

Earlier, Assam Police had arrested one suspected militant of another group active in the NE region and Kolkata Police were mulling to take Jabirul to Assam for interrogating them together, the officer said.

It was also learnt that the STF was in touch with Bangladesh Police in connection with its probe into the roles of these arrested JMB militants.

Of the six arrested JMB leaders, three were Bangladeshi nationals and were on the most wanted list for their roles in different terror-related incidents the neighbouring country.

Asked whether the arrested militants had any link with Pakistan’s ISI, the officer said, “As of now, nothing of such sort has been established. But questioning is yet to be over.

We are expecting that more information will surface.