Kolkata Police on Sunday claimed that a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) linkman has formed a terrorist outfit in Bangladesh to operate in bordering Indian states.
Abu Taher, an alleged associate of the Pakistan-based LeT formed Tanzeem-e-Mohammadi in Bangladesh, police sources said in Kolkata. Taher was arrested in Kolkata on Friday.
“Taher has confessed that he formed a wing called Tanzeem-e-Mohammadi in Bangladesh and used to operate in bordering states of India,” Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force (STF) officer told IANS.
The officer said the LeT linkman had no direct connection with the 26/11 Mumbai carnage.
“The interrogation is on and we’re now trying to get more details on his activities,” the officer said.
STF sources said Taher received training in Lahore. He was staying in Bangladesh for the last few years.
The 45-year-old explosives expert was on Saturday brought before the sub-divisional judicial magistrate's court at Sealdah and remanded in police custody for 10 days.