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2 suspected JMB members arrested near New Delhi

  • Published at 09:06 pm July 24th, 2018
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The suspects are being interrogated by officials of India's UP ATS and intelligence department

Two suspected members of militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida area.

The duo- Bangladeshi nationals Musharraf aka Musa, and Rubel Ahmed- were arrested from the Surajpur police station area, on the outskirts of the New Delhi, during a joint operation by the state’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and the West Bengal police, reports India Today quoting senior Indian law enforcement official Ajay Pal Sharma.

The report does not mention when the two suspected militants were arrested.

Musa and Rubel are being interrogated by officials of the UP ATS and intelligence department, Sharma said.

According to sources in Indian law enforcement, the two JMB members were planning to carry out a major militant attack in the National Capital Region (comprised of National Capital Territory of Delhi and several surrounding districts from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan). 

A source in the Indian intelligence department had received a tip-off that some JMB members were collecting funds for their outfit.

When contacted, police's Anti Terrorism Unit (ATU) chief Additional Inspector General Mohammad Shafiqul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune that they are yet to hear from Indian authorities regarding the matter.

The JMB, founded in 1998 by Shaikh Abdur Rahman, was banned in 2005 after setting off about 500 bombs simultaneously across Bangladesh.