The conspiracy to carry out the September 7 bomb blast at the Delhi high court was hatched in Nepal by Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), according to an intelligence input generated in Kolkata.
Information to that effect was received from Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a central armed police force deployed on the borders with Nepal and Bhutan, officials said. The local branch of Intelligence Bureau had sent the message to the West Bengal police.
According to the report, five Bangladeshi nationals, members of Al-Islami-Jehad — the Nepal chapter of HuJI — had sneaked into India from Nepal and executed the blast.
Al-Islami-Jehad has its headquarters in Nepalgunj town of Nepal and the men had been living in Nepal for the last 10 years. After the strike, two persons escaped to Gandhinagar in Gujarat and the rest came to West Bengal.
Two members of the module were identified as Mohammed Atta-Ul-Rehman (32) and Maulana Saiful Seikh (40), originally from Rangpur and Sylhet in Bangladesh.
The intelligence officials so far have not been able to identify the other three members of the team. The police in West Bengal and Gujarat have been alerted.
Om Prakash Gupta, inspector general of state intelligence branch (border) is currently in Nepal and is to talk to his Nepali counterparts regarding the activities of Al-Islami-Jehad.