PM Narendra Modi government bans terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
New Delhi, May 25 (IBNS): A day after PM Narendra Modi-led NDA registered a massive victory in the Lok Sabha polls, the Indian government has banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) which is blamed for carrying out the terror attack at a cafe in Dhaka city in 2016.
"The Central Government vide notification dated 23rd May, 2019 has banned the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and all its manifestations under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 with immediate effect," read a statement issued by the Union Home Ministry.
"The notification states that the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and its formations like Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and their manifestations have committed acts of terrorism, promoted acts of terrorism and have been engaged in radicalisation and recruitment of youth(s) for terrorist activities in India," it said.
Gunmen had entered the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan area of Bangladesh on July 1, 2016 and killed 22 people, which included 17 foreigners.
Security forces were able to kill all the six terrorists.
After this incident, terrorists also attacked the police who were guarding the largest Eid gathering in Bangladesh.
Three people were reportedly killed in the incident.
The police had blamed JMB to be behind the attacks.
Interestingly, the government made the move just the day after PM Narendra Modi-led NDA clinched the Lok Sabha polls for the second straight term.
In India, investigators had found JMB's involvement in the 2014 Burdwan bomb explosion and even the 2018 Bodh Gaya blast.