JMB Sent IED’s To Assam Targeting BTAD

The recent Burdwan blast was only one of a number of intended targets of Bangladeshi militant groups, according to local police.

Apparently Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh sent several IED’s into Assam, targeting the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) prior to the Burdwan blast, according to a police spokesman.

Assam police IGP S N Singh on Saturday told reporters that the Bangladeshi Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen group had sent IED’s into two lower Assam districts prior to October 2.

 

Sahanur Alom,  Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

Sahanur Alom

“The IED’s were stored in Nalbari and Baska district in lower Assam. JMB member had delivered the IED’s to two persons in the districts,” the IGP said.

“JMB member Sahanur Alom revealed that the IED’s came to Assam to create a major explosion,” the top police official said.

Meanwhile, a court in Guwahati sent Sahanur Alom and Nur Jamal Hogue to 14 days judicial custody.

Assam police arrested Sahanur on December 5 ib the Mukalmua area of Nalbari district and Nur Jamal Hogue in the Salbari area of Baska on December 19.

Assam police have arrested at least 12 persons in connected with Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and the Burdwan blast. Included in those arrested was Sahanur Alom’s Jihadi wife, Sujina Begum.

When Sahanur Alom was still roaming free, NIA announced a Rs 5 lakh reward to anyone for providing information leading to his arrest.

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent and photojournalist based in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.