(The special task force (STF) unit of the Kolkata Police along with Murshidabad district police and local officers in Suti town made the arrest)
A leading Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist, allegedly involved in the 2018 Bodh Gaya blast, was arrested in Murshidabad district of West Bengal on Friday.
A senior police officer said the special task force (STF) unit of the Kolkata Police along with Murshidabad district police in Suti town arrested Abdul Karim alias Boro Karim.
Karim is believed to be the JMB’s top operatives in India after the arrest of Abu Musa.
“He had provided shelter to JMB leaders from Bangladesh, who were directly involved in the Bodh Gaya blast. He was arrested this morning from Suti police station area of Murshidabad district,” the officer said.In 2018, the STF unit had seized a huge quantity of explosives and ‘jihadi’ material from his house in Murshidabad.Karim could not be traced back then.
Police sources said that Karim has not been named by the National Investigative Agency in its charge sheet in the Bodh Gaya blast case, but had been under their scanner
A total of 120 Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists were arrested in India in the last five years, including 59 in Assam, Union minister G Kishan Reddy informed Parliament recently.He said the government had listed the JMB or the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and all its manifestations as banned terrorist organisations.
“As per available information, security forces arrested a total of 120 terrorists belonging to Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in the country during the past five years,” Mr Reddy said, replying to a written question in the Rajya Sabha.
Among the JMB terrorists arrested in the country, 59 were held in Assam, 42 in West Bengal, four each in Kerala and Jharkhand, three each in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, two in Uttar Pradesh and one each in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Tripura, the minister said.
The issues related to security cooperation, including terrorism, were being raised with Bangladesh under the bilateral security cooperation between the countries and intelligence sharing between the agencies concerned was an ongoing process, he added.Bodh Gaya blast suspect nabbed in West Bengal’s