West Bengal : Jihadis Find New Haven in Bengal
Jihadis are creating new hideouts in Bengal and making Kolkata their new-found nervecentre for anti-national activities
Basudeb Pal in Kolkata
Two hardcore Bangladeshi terrorists were arrested on November 21 from the Kolkata rail station by the special task force of the Kolkata police. They were active in at least six states for several years making it clear that the Jihadi activities so far found in mega cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bungaluru have come to Kolkata as well.
Thus it is clear that, West Bengal is not just the target of the jihadis but a safe haven for them. After the arrest of one after the other it has been proved that the jihadis from Bangladesh are entering West Bengal.
These jihadis are creating hideouts and making Kolkata a nervecentre for anti-Indian Jihadi activities. Moreover, the local women marrying such elements ensure their Indian identity, which is a dangerous trend.
A most dangerous group, break away from the JMB (Jamatul Muzahidin Bangladesh) named as ABT (Ansarulla Bangla Team) have been carrying on terror activities.
As the elections in Bangladesh are around the corner, the Government there is cracking down hard on Jama’at ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and other terror outfits. The effective action by the government agencies like Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has forced them to flee Bangladesh and their next destination is Malda in West Bengal.
Two terrorists named as Samsad Miyan and Riazul Islam were arrested along with an illegal arms dealer Monotosh Dey. They used to work as building worker (Hodman) to preach jihad among the common Muslims very cleverly and carefully. They had worked the same way not only in Kolkata but also in Hyderabad, Ranchi, Pure and Patna. Even they worked at a slaughter house in Hyderabad.
Making Home in India
According to police sources, they duly managed to have identity (Photo- identity card). The police and the
intelligence officials are investigating who are the persons who helped them get identity card. Third arrested Monotosh Dey’s three shelters have been identified so far on the Basirhat border to Hilli border attached to Bangladesh. Monotosh married one Afroza Bibi eleven years age at Hamoa and lived there. Later he lived at Kholapofa and Raghumalhpur of Basirhat also.
Mantosh lived at Mathurapur colony of Basirhat at a stretch for one and a half years. Changing his name and occupation, he used to tell about himself as an ex-military, or construction labour. Samshad Miyan used another name Tanvir. He had taken training from the top leaders of Al Qaeda. He and his fellowmen brought fire arms from Munger of Bihar and circulated them in various areas of West Bengal. Over all Shamshad is an explosive expert also. They used various bank accounts for illegal transactions.
Shamsad could prepare in one and a half hours fully most modern Improvised Explosive Device instantly which left the officials of STF, NIA and the intelligence officials totally
spellbound. It has come to light that at least twenty-six persons from India have been well trained in Afghanistan.
Hyderabad, Bungaluru, Ranchi, Patna Muzafarnagar and Deoband of Uttar Pradesh and Kolkata, Burdwan—at least in 6 states-the jihadi network is well established by the cadres of the ABT. Shamshad and Riazul
succeeded in Kolkata within few months to create sleeper jihadi cell. In this connection after going through deep interrogation, one Rakil Ali was arrested from Andran Fulbari village of Coochbehar district’s Tufanganj
subdivision (Taluka), whose maternal uncle is one Moyen Ali of the Trinamool Congress.
Rakib Ali’s identity is suspicious— as per his identity card, his mother is a sister of Moyen Ail, father is one Amjad Ali. Rakib and his brother used to live at Moyen Ali’s residence. Moyen told the police that Rakib used to go to Bangladesh
Rakib was arrested by STF when he was trying to go to Malaysia. Coochbehar is the longest route from Kolkata. After interrogating Rakib Ali, police arrested three persons from Tufanganj—Moyen Ali, Amjad Ali and Hafizur Rahman.
Yasin Vatkal also took shelter in Kolkata a few years ago. But police were in dark about him. Their ISI agent was arrested from Gardenreach Ship Builders and Engineers two years back. They planned in Kolkata and operated in various other states with their new shelter places in the state capital. n