Two Bangladeshi terrorists arrested in Patna

Both terrorists were also involved in conducting recce of religious places related to Buddhism for carrying out terror attacks on them

By Dheeraj Kumar

Patna: A joint team of Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) and police have arrested two active members of Bangladesh based banned terrorist organisation Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and Islamic State Bangaladesh near Patna railway station and seized order copies related to deputation of Central Para Military Forces (CPMFs) post-Pulwama terror attack.

Acting on tip off provided by Bihar ATS, police arrested Khairul Mandal and Abu Sultan, both natives of Chapatalla village under Maheshpur police station area in Jhenauda district in Bangladesh were arrested from Madani Musafir near Patna railway station yesterday.

Providing details, Patna senior police superintendent Garima Malik said that besides recovery of order copies related to deputation of CPMFs, photo copies of posters and pamphlets of ISIS and other terrorists organisations, three mobile phones, a memory card, two fake Indian voter ID cards, a fake PAN card and railway tickets from New Delhi to Howrah and Gaya to Patna and also a bus ticket from Kolkata to Gaya were recovered from them.

The SSP said that both terrorists had sneaked into Indian border without any passport, visa or other valid documents by crossing Bangladesh border. She said that both terrorists with an intention to hide their identities were using fake Indian voter ID cards. Bangladesh police had arrested Nurul Huda Masum, Rinku Mandal and Saibur having links with the organisations of which Khairul Mandal and Abu Sultan were active members.

Malik said it was revealed during the interrogation of terrorists that both Khairu Mandal and Abu Sultan on the direction of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh were trying to link Muslim youths in Kolkata, Kerala, Delhi, Patna and Gaya with their organisation and were also involved in conducting recce of religious places related to Buddhism for carrying out terror attacks on them.

Both terrorists had even stayed for 11 days in Gaya in this connection even as they also aspired to participate in ‘jehad’ by joining hands with ISIS in Syria.

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