India's Border Security Force (BSF) in collaboration with the Tripura Police Intelligence Wing launched an operation against international hackers collective along the
Indo-Bangla border in Sonamura’s Boxanagar around 10pm on Sunday.
The matter was confirmed by sources from Tripura’s law enforcement agencies on condition of anonymity.
They added that BSF and Tripura police’s intelligence wing conducted the drive after being tipped-off by the Deputy Director General of Government of India’s Telecommunication Department (Shillong zone) Kulinder Kumar.
A man in connection with the hackers collective, Abdul Salam, was reportedly arrested.
Several electronic gadgets and 622 Indian mobile SIMs were also impounded.
During preliminary interrogation, Abdul Salam said he and his sons – Mizanur Rahman and Robin Hossain – ran the group, hacking data of the Indian Telecommunication Department.
According to sources, it was also discovered that the hackers belonged to the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh and were reportedly in touch with various insurgent groups of northeast India.
Even though Abdul Salam was caught by the law enforcement agencies, his sons fled the scene.
India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) would conduct further interrogations soon, sources added.