Kolkata Police has expressed willingness to share information gathered from the arrested Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen terrorists with their Assam counterparts. That is not all, if required police from the two states could conduct joint operations to flush out terrorists in Assam.
‘We will share information with the Assam Police, and if needed, we will hold joint exercises to hunt down terrorists,’ a senior officer of the Kolkata Police said.
The Most Wanted JMB Militants
Jabirul Islam alias Jahidul Islam, one among the six nabbed terrorists, was arrested by Special Task Force of the Kolkata Police from Cachar district in Assam. While grilling Jabirul, the police came to know that he was named by the NIA in its chargesheet for the Khagragarh blast of 2014, and about the other five top JMB leaders including its West Bengal unit head Anwar Hussain Farooq and the second-in-command Yusuf Sheikh.
In addition, huge swathes of fake currency and a number of fake IDs have also been recovered from his possession. Earlier, Assam Police had arrested one suspected militant of another group active in the NE region and Kolkata Police were mulling to take Jabirul to Assam for interrogating them together. It was also learnt that the STF was in touch with Bangladesh Police in connection with its probe into the roles of these arrested JMB militants.
Any links with ISI?
Of the six arrested JMB leaders, three were Bangladeshi nationals and were on the most wanted list for their roles in different terror-related incidents the neighbouring country. The police also said that no links between Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI and the six arrested terrorists had been established as of now.