Terror module in Bengal: Kolkata Police release pictures of more suspects
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IBNS): The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police has identified two more men with suspected links to terrorist organizations, officials said on Friday.
According to reports, after interrogating three Bangladesh nationals, who were arrested earlier from Kolkata for suspected links with terrorist groups, police came to know about two more Bangladeshis, who have taken shelter in Kolkata or its neighbouring districts of West Bengal.
"Based on arrested suspects' statements, we have identified two more Bangladesh nationals- 26-year-old Shopon Biswas alias Sajol Ahmed alias Moon alias Tamim and 28 or 30-year-old Nayan Gazi alias Zafor alias Safik alias Saiful alias Ariful Gazi. They are the residents of Bangladesh's Khulna and Satkhira districts respectively," a senior official of Kolkata Police told IBNS.
"Months ago, they were staying in a lodge at Dubson Road area under Golabari Police Station limits in Kolkata's twin city Howrah and after examining the lodge's CCTV footage and records, we have identified them," the official said.
"During interrogation, arrested suspects named few other persons who have entered India from Bangladesh illegally. We are trying to identify them," the officer added.
The STF, however, has announced reward for information about these two wanted Bangladeshi suspects.
A source in the city police told IBNS that the arrested suspects were planning to kill at least 84 bloggers in Bangladesh and India.
"As many as 13 bloggers, who are based out of Kolkata and other parts of India, are among the 84 blog-writers who are there in the hit list of Al-Qaeda's front group in the Indian Subcontinent- Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) or Ansar Bangla," the source said.
The STF earlier arrested three Bangladesh nationals with suspected links to Bangladesh-based Islamic extremist group ABT, Samsad Mian, Riajul Islam and Md. Sahadat Hossain, and a Bengal-based illegal firearms dealer, Monotosh Dey, from Kolkata.
They all are in STF custody for further investigation till Dec 5.
(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)