JuM sleeper cell case: 2 more in police net

Bhopal, Mar 15 : Two more suspects have been taken into custody in the wake of the arrest of four extremists who owe allegiance to the Bangladesh-based proscribed terrorist organisation Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen and were creating a remote base sleeper cell here, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister and government spokesman Narottam Mishra said on Tuesday. “It is a grave matter,” Dr Mishra told the press on the state Assembly premises. A local court on Monday remanded in 14 days’ police custody the four ultras arrested on Sunday by the Anti-Terrorism Squad. The foursome was presented before Additional Sessions Judge R Yadav. The ATS sought remand for conducting further interrogation vis-a-vis documents seized from the accused. “Three of them confessed that they hail from Bangladesh. It is hitherto unclear as to when they reached this city. Jihadi literature and electronic equipment were also appropriated from their possession,” the Minister told journalists on Monday. A special investigation team is conducting an inquiry and all police stations have been placed on alert. Jihadi literature and electronic equipment were also appropriated from Fazar Ali, Mohammad Aqeel, Jahooruddin alias Ibrahim and Fazar Junail. A night raid executed in the densely-populated Aishbagh locality resulted in the ATS success. In 2005, the JuM triggered approximately 500 bombs at about 300 locations in 50 cities or towns of Bangladesh. The group was responsible for the death of two persons in 2014 in a blast at West Bengal’s Bardhaman. Four years later, another explosion took place in Bodh Gaya. In the wake of these attacks, the Centre banned the JuM in 2019 for a period of half a decade. Team-AC

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