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Kolkata Police arrests six members of Bangladesh-based Jamaat ul Mujahideen

Jama'atul Mujahideen was founded in 1998 in Bangladesh and was banned in February 2005.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 26, 2016 2:18:09 pm

The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police nabbed six members of Bangladesh based extremist organisation Jamaat ul Mujahideen on Monday. According to a report in PTI, the arrests were made in West Bengal and Assam.

Four out of the six arrested were wanted in the 2014 Khagragarh blast case. Anwar Hussain Farooq, the outfit’s West Bengal chief who had a bounty of Rs 10 lakh on his head announced by NIA, is among those arrested by police.

“These people were not in West Bengal after Khagragarh blast. They had left the state and moved to South India and North Eastern states. They were planning subversive activities in some South Indian states. We are trying to find out the details,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Vishal Garg told PTI.

The police also said that they were comprising to carry out violent acts in different parts of the country.

Jamaat ul Mujahideen was founded in 1998 in Bangladesh and was banned in February 2005. Its members are also accused of carrying out attacks against secular bloggers in Bangladesh. Further details are awaited.

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