West Bengal: 2 JMB suspects with alleged terror links held

Kolkata: Two suspects alleged members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have been arrested by the state police from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, sources said.

According to reports, the police officials have also seized several explosive materials from the two accused Moshibur Rahman (35) alias Farooque and Ruhul Amin alias Saifullah (26).

“Both Moshibur and Ruhul, residents of Murshidabad district, are active members of the JMB. A cache of explosive materials, including aluminium dust, calether (spirit of ether) and sulphuric acid, have been recovered from their possession,” a senior officer told PTI.

The Police said the two accused are associates of Kauser and Sajjad, who were arrested on January 29 for their involvement in 2014 Burdwan blast case which had claimed 2 lives on October 2, 2014.

“We have interrogated Sajjad and found out that Moshibur and Ruhul have been trained in making acid bombs. Their plan was to attack the police and get Kauser released,” the officer said.

The official further added, with this recent raid in Murshidabad, the number of JMB members arrested in a month rose to six.

On February 16, Ariful Islam alias Arif (22) was also arrested from the city’s Babughat area for his alleged links to the terror outfit and his involvement in the 2018 Bodh Gaya Blast case.

Three days after Arif’s arrest, Asif Iqbal alias Nadeem, another resident of Murshidabad district, was held at Santragachi railway station in Howrah district.