As the investigating agencies continue their questioning of several suspects in the Burdhwan blast including Shaikh Yusuf, it has found that in the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) had moved four consignments of bombs to Bangladesh in the years 2013 and 2014.
Officers privy to the investigation informed that the bombs prepared in West Bengal in the past two years had moved in five separate consignments across the border and have reached Bangladesh. Terrorists suspected to have bribed guards at India-Bangladesh border: Investigators say that in these consignment around 60 bombs, both sophisticated and crude ones, were moved. Operatives such as Kausar and Shaikh Yusuf had played a vital role in moving these bombs.
They sought the help of the local agencies and also could have bribed persons on the border standing guard to move these consignments. They were moving the bombs in separate consignements and sought to trigger off a series of attacks in another year. The idea was to move up to 300 bombs and hand grenades in a bid to attack the Bangladeshi establishment. Terror group was in final stage to execute terror attack: The NIA, which is probing into the case, says that the JMB had managed to set up all its modules in West Bengal in the past four years. There were no plans to set up any more modules. This meant that the plan was ready and all they had to do was to prepare more bombs and transport them to Bangladesh.
They were in the final stage of their execution, but before it could succeed the cover was blown thanks to the misfiring of the bomb at Burdhwan three weeks back. What’s NIA’s next plan to dismantle all terror modules? The NIA says that while investigating the case, their top priority would be to dismantle each of these modules step by step. “We are trying to find the local links to the JMB and also identify all those persons involved in this incident. It is important that we dislodge these modules permanently and ensure they never return,” said Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials.
IB officials also said that the JMB will make attempts to bounce back since they have spent a lot of time and resources on setting up these modules. The National Security Advisor (NSA) ¾ Ajit Doval, who visited Burdhwan on Monday, Oct 27, also made it clear that state-centre cooperation was extremely important to finish these modules off. It is the state which will need to play a crucial role since the local intelligence which is under the hands of the state is most crucial to wiping out the JMB from India.