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Dozen of JMB sleeper cells active in Assam, three Jehadis sent to 7-day police custody

Dozen of JMB sleeper cells active in Assam, three Jehadis sent to 7-day police custody

India Blooms News Service | | 02 Dec 2016, 06:33 pm
Guwahati, Dec 2 (IBNS) : Over dozen sleeper cells of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) are active in Assam and it was disclosed by Jahidul Islam, who along with two others brought to Guwahati from Kolkata on Thursday evening.

JMB operative Jahidul Islam alias Jabirul alias Zafor and his two associates Sahidul Islam alias Samin alias Ashraful Alom and Yusuf Sheikh alias Abu Bakkar were brought by Assam police from Kolkata to Guwahati and they were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in Guwahati on Friday.

The court sent the tri Jehadi to 7-day police custody.

A top police official said that, NIA’s most wanted Jahidul was arrested by West Bengal police from Assam’s Cachar district on September 26, while Sahidul and Yusuf were arrested from Coch Behar area.

“The trio Jehadi had disclosed several vital informations about the JMB’s present activities in Assam and West Bengal,” the top police official said.

“The Jehadis disclosed that over dozen sleeper cells of the outfit group are still active in Assam, most in Lower Assam and Barak Valley area. Some overground organizations also worked for the Bangladeshi outfit group in Assam and West Bengal,” the police official said.

The Bangladeshi national Jahidul Islam hailed from Putiajani village under Delduar police station in Tangail district had took shelter at Chaparbori village under Sarthebari police station in Assam’s Barpeta district in past two years.

“Jahidul had married a local girl from Barpeta. He touched with few local persons in lower Assam and tried to expand JMB’s network in the area,” the top police official said.

Earlier, Assam police had arrested Shahanur Alom, one of most wanted JMB leader from Barpeta district in 2015.


(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)