Bangladeshis arrested from Howrah for terror links
Two Bangladeshi nationals, suspected to have connections with Bangladesh-based terrorist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, are arrested from Howrah district in West Bengal.Updated: Jun 30, 2007 21:44 IST
Two Bangladeshi nationals, suspected to have connections with Bangladesh-based terrorist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), were arrested from Howrah district in West Bengal, police said on Saturday.
Working on a tip-off, the Howrah district police late on Friday night conducted an operation and arrested Mohammad Raja, 25, and Mohammad Zakir, 29, from Sultanpur locality under Jagacha police station area in the district, 25 km from Kolkata.
The police also seized three fake passports and two mobile phones with SIM cards from the duo.
"We arrested them (the duo) for their suspicious movement in the area and when interrogated they gave incoherent statements. Apart from fake passports and mobile phones we have also got some e-mail addresses of foreign embassies from their diaries," said Howrah district Police Superintendent NK Singh.
He said the duo came from Delhi by Kalka Mail June 18 and took shelter at one Samsuddin's residence in Sultanpur.
"Samsuddin was also arrested and is being interrogated," Singh said. It was revealed from Samsuddin that Raja and Zakir last time came to Howrah five months ago.
Police sources said the police were trying to contact their counterparts in Delhi for more information about the two Bangladeshi nationals.
Police are also in touch with West Bengal's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) in this regard.
First Published: Jun 30, 2007 21:40 IST