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.
“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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