Suspected terrorist Mohammed Musiruddin had gone to Kashmir for a training session to work for terror groups like Islamic State and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a senior officer of West Bengal CID claimed on Sunday.
“His training happened in Kashmir. That is what he has told us but not given us the name of any particular place. He is saying that the training went on for about three months at an interior place of Kashmir,” the officer said.
Thereafter, 25-year-old Musiruddin went to New Delhi and did a recce of the city’s prominent places and monuments for a possible terror attack, the arrested suspect has revealed during his grilling jointly by NIA, IB and state CID, he said.
In fact, during questioning, Musiruddin was made to sit with two of his arrested accomplices Kallu Sheikh and Amin Sheikh, who according to the CID sleuth, also confirmed the declarations.
Last Monday, Musiruddin arrived at Howrah station from Tamil Nadu and straightaway went to Esplanade area of Kolkata where he bought a sharp weapon and returned to Howrah to board the train for his native place Labhpur.
Acting on an information that he was returning to Kolkata on Monday, CID tracked his movements in the city and arrested him from Burdwan station in the night.
CID sources said NIA sleuths had been keeping an eye on Musiruddin for quite some time.
Burdwan district entered the terror map in October, 2014 when two suspected JMB terrorists were killed while making improvised explosive devices at a rented house at Khagragarh.
The NIA arrested a mechanical engineering student on suspicion of being a terrorist from Durgapur in March.
Another person, suspected to be a Bangladeshi terrorist, was also arrested from Asansol later.