NEW DELHI: Tightening its noose on the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) which grabbed the eyeballs following the Bardwan bomb blast in 2014, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said that it has arrested one Bangladeshi JMB operative from West Bengal in connection with its probe into the online recruitment and radicalisation by the terror outfit.
The anti-terror probe agency arrested Mohammad Abdul Mannan Bachu aka Mannan on Tuesday after carrying out searches, shared an NIA official. Bachu is a resident of Bangladesh’s Barisalwas. He was arrested from West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas. Also Read: 2013 Patna Serial Blast Case: NIA Court Awards Death Sentence To 4 SIMI Terrorists
While conducting the searches, the NIA recovered electronic devices, fake Indian Voter ID cards, Aadhaar Cards and other incriminating documents for illegal acquisition of Indian identity by Bangladeshi nationals, the official shared. The accused is allegedly involved in arranging fake Indian identity documents for the terrorists of JMB, who made illegal entry into India.
The NIA case relates to a conspiracy of online radicalisation and recruitment of vulnerable Muslim youth by JMB/AQIS in India and Bangladesh. The agency had registered the case on August 6 this year and arrested five accused so far. Also Read: NIA’s Rakesh Balwal Who Brought Pulwama Terror Attack Culprits To Justice Transferred To J&K Police For Three Years