Kolkata: The arrested accused, residents of Murshidabad have confessed to police that they wanted to “avenge the continued genocide and torture of Rohingyas in Myanmar.” Police suspect, little-known Rohingya terror group Aqa Mul Mujahideen (AMM) has developed ties with the the JMB, just like the Jaishe-Mohammed (JeM) cell in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested the suspected terrorists of the neo-JMB (Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen) — that has links with IS —named Noor Mohammed. This is 5th arrest regarding the case. He was produced before Bankshall Court and got 10days Police custody.
Earlier Police arrested with 50kg ammonium nitrate. The outfit is part of a module that triggered a blast at Bodh Gaya during the Dalai Lama’s visit on January 19. The duo told the cops that the IED recovered at Bodh Gaya was sourced from West Bengal.
The accused have been identified as Md Paigamber Sk (24) of Kankuria village in Murshidabad’s Samserganj and Jamiul Sk (31) of Dakshin Para (Ratanpur), also in Samersanj. Paigamber was nabbed around 4pm from his house. Five hours later, Jamiul was arrested from Phansidewa in Darjeeling. The duo was remanded in two weeks’ police custody by a local court.
Apart from ammonium nitrate — a cheap fertiliser that can be used to make deadly explosive devices, electronic devices, gloves, other chemicals and booklets were recovered from the duo. Ammonium nitrate is harmless on its own and safe to store, but can be used as the main ingredient to make an explosive device. In 2013 Hyderbad blasts, only 1kg of the chemical was used to make two IEDs that killed 16 people.
Police recovered a huge quantity of chemicals from their houses. Kolkata Police, with the help of state and central agencies, has been carrying out raids across three districts in the state and Bihar to nab other members of the Bodh Gaya module.