KOLKATA: Two suspected Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives, suspected to be planning an attack on police to free top JMB commander Mohammad Jahidul Islam alias Kausar alias Boma Mizan, were arrested by Kolkata Police’ Special Task Force from their hideout at Raghunathganj in Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Tuesday.
The two suspects have been identified as Moshibur Rahman alias Farooque (35) and Ruhul Amin alias Saifullah (26). Both are residents of Raghunathganj in Murshidabad. A cache of explosive materials, including aluminum dust and sulphuric acid, have been recovered.
Interrogation of 2014 Khagragarh blast and 2018 Bodh Gaya blast mastermind Kausar, revealed that Ruhul and Moshibur were trained in making acid bombs and were planning to free him after attacking the police with these explosive devices.
This is the second incident in less than 10 days of JMB operatives trying to free Kausar being nabbed. JMB operative Ariful Islam (22), an Assam resident who had planted one of the low-intensity bombs at Bodh Gaya in January last year to target the Dalai Lama, was arrested by Kolkata STF from Babughat in Kolkata on February 16.
Documents found on Ariful revealed that a JMB module of 3-4 members was plotting to free Kausar while he was being taken to Bankshal Court from Presidency Correctional Hom