A terrorist of a West Bengal-based module of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), allegedly concerned within the 2018 Bodh Gaya blast case, was arrested from the state’s Murshidabad district early on Friday, police officers stated.
Abdul Karim is an Indian nationwide and hails from Murshidabad’s Shamshergunj space.
Karim alias Boro Karim was arrested from Kashimnagar village in Suti space by the anti-terrorist squad of the particular activity power (STF) of Kolkata Police and Murshidabad Police in a joint operation.
A district police officer, who didn’t wish to be recognized, stated whereas talking to HT that Karim was hiding in Karnataka and returned to West Bengal not too long ago together with some migrant staff.
Aparajita Rai, the deputy commissioner of police (STF), stated Karim was among the many high three JMB terrorists wished in India.
“Boro Karim was the principle chief of the Dhuliyan module and would actively provide logistics and help and shelter high leaders. His identify was talked about as the principle operative by JMB terrorists arrested in Bangladesh,” Rai stated from Kolkata.
“In 2018, we seized a considerable amount of explosives and jihadi materials from his home throughout a raid however he escaped,” she added.
STF obtained data that Karim supplied shelter to JMB’s high chief Salahuddin Salehin when he visited India.
Y Raghuvamshi, the superintendent of police of Jangipur police district, stated Karim hails from Chandnidaha village in Shamserganj.
“Karim has 4 youngsters. We have been in search of him for a very long time. We’ve come to know that Karim was hiding in Karnataka. He not too long ago returned to Murshidabad with some migrant labourers,” a senior district police officer, who spoke on situation of anonymity, stated.
A relative of Karim, who didn’t wish to be recognized, stated he used to drive a tractor at a brick kiln in Kankuria village and went lacking round two and a half years in the past.
“Karim didn’t contact his household in 29 months. On Thursday night, he visited the house of his aunt, Safeda Bibi, at Kashimnagar. Police arrested him round midnight,” the relative stated.
One other JMB terrorist of the identical identify, who glided by the alias Chhoto Karim, was arrested by the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) in 2018.
A low-intensity bomb had exploded in Bodh Gaya on January 19, 2018, hours after Tibetan religious chief the Dalai Lama had completed a sermon on the Mahabodhi Temple.
The NIA had arrested 5 folks in reference to the case.