In a joint operation, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad and the West Bengal Police on Tuesday arrested two members of the terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh from Greater Noida.
SSP Ajay Pal Sharma said that the two arrested JMB members were identified as Musharraf aka Musa and Rubel Ahmed adding that both were Bangladeshi nationals,
The duo was arrested from Surajpur police station are in Greater Noida on the outskirts of the national capital. They are being interrogated by officials of the UP ATS and intelligence department, Sharma was quoted by PTI.
According to sources, the information about the two Bangladeshi nationals was shared by the West Bengal Police with the UP ATS a few days ago. The intelligence department had received a tip-off that some JMB members were collecting funds in the NCR for their outfit, sources said.
During interrogation, they confessed that they were residents of Bangladesh and fake Aadhaar cards were found from their possession, added the PTI report. The names of the three came after an ATS team arrested a suspected Bangladeshi terrorist Abdullah, associated with the ABT from Muzaffarnagar. The ABT, also called Ansar Bangla, was implicated in crimes, including some brutal attacks and murders of atheist bloggers in Bangladesh.
The JMB was founded in 1998 by Shaikh Abdur Rahman, but the organisation was banned in 2005 for setting off about 500 bombs simultaneously across Bangladesh.