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JMB militant Faruq among 6 militants held in India: Minister

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 27th September, 2016 11:30:46 PM
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JMB militant Faruq among 6 militants held in India: Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday suspected that one of the six militants who were arrested by Kolkata police in India might be Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative Anwar Hossain Faruq.


Faruq is wanted in Bangladesh as he was the alleged mastermind of the snatching of militants from a prison van in Trishal of Mymensingh in 2014 killing a policeman, UNB reports.


“We heard Faruq is among the six militants arrested in India. But, we’re yet to be informed officially about it. It’ll require a couple of days to receive formal information from India through the Foreign Ministry,” the minister told reporters at his ministry when his attention was drawn to the arrest of six militants by Indian police.


He further said: “If Faruq is among the arrested suspected militants, this will be a very important piece of news for us. We’ll bring him home along with other arrested militants if they are found to be Bangladeshi citizens.”


According to Indian media reports, Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata arrested the six wanted JMB militants from Assam and different parts of West Bengal.


One of the arrested is Maulana Yusuf, the second-in-command and main accused in the Burdwan blast of 2014, said Kolkata police.