Following the environment of high alert after the Uri attacks, West Bengal Special task Force on Monday arrested 6 suspected terrorists. The police claim that these suspects were planning a terrorist attack in the country.
Five of the arrested suspected terrorists were named in the Burdwan blast case by the National Investigation Agency. Three of the suspects were Bangladeshi nationals, police adeed.
The Jamatul Mujahideen men were planning attacks in the northeast, police said. Explosives, detonators, mobile phones and laptop were recovered from the arrested men. The special task force of Kolkata police was keeping a close watch on these men before it apprehended them. One suspect was arrested from Cooch Behar district of Bengal, two were arrested from Bangaon in North 24-Pargana, two from, Bashirhaat and one person was nabbed from Assam.
The suspects have been identified as Anwan Hussain, Md Rubel, Zaibrul Islam- all Bangladeshi nationals, Moulana Yusuf, Shahudul Islam and Abul Kalam. Anwan Hussain said to be the head of JMB-Bengal with Moulana Yusuf, who hails from Bardhaman in Bengal, as his deputy. Police said that Yusuf imparted training at a local madrasa.
Shahudul Islam is from Barpeta, Assam. He was wanted by police and NIA. Abul Kalam is from Barpeta in Assam. According to police he is an IED and a trainer. He carried a bounty of Rs three lakh on his head. Md Rubel is from Jamalpur in Bangladesh. He is an IED expert and carried Rs one lakh reward, police said. Another Bangladeshi national, Zabirul Islam was wanted by NIA in terror related cases.