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Suspected terror middleman remanded in police custody

Abdul Baqi Mondal was arrested on Sunday near Indo-Bangladesh border

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | July 19, 2016 1:24:27 am

The suspected middleman of Pakistan-based terror outfits such as Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen, who was arrested on Sunday near the Indo-Bangladesh border, was produced at the court on Monday and had been sent for a 10-day police custody. 

Abdul Baqi Mondal was hiding in Matia, a village near the Indo-Bangladesh border at Basirhat in South-24 Parganas district, when the police a special team raided it following a tip-off. They also seized 30 kg marijuana from his hideout.

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“We have leads on his involvement in the infiltration racket and are also investigating his role, if any, in the recent terror attack in Bangladesh,” a senior district official said.

SP Bhaskar Mukherjee said Mondal had been active in the border areas after he secured a bail from the Delhi High Court in the Ayodhya blast case. He had spent seven years in Tihar jail before being released.

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