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In 2005, Jamat-ul-Mujahideen held a series of blasts across 63 days in Bangladesh
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Tripura: Arrested JMB ‘terrorist’ sent to 12-day police custody

Nazir Sheikh, an operative of the banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, was detained in Agartala on Tuesday; currently being interrogated by NIA team

Agartala: Tripura Police today produced Nazir Seikh (25), an extremist from the banned outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Court and the court sent him for 12 days of police custody here on Wednesday afternoon.

Talking with the reporter, Government advocate said, the rebel was produced in front of the court with a prayer of 14 days of police remand, but the court after hearing sent him on 12 days of police remand”.

He further said, “He has charges of alleged connection with the banned Bangladesh outfit (JMB) and he was also contributing Rs 500 every month as a member of the organization”.

The police also suspect his involvement in plotting IED, which was later traced out by the intelligence on January 2018 last year during the visit of Bhudhist Monk Dhalai Lama to Budha Gaya in Bihar, he added.

After interrogations the police have received several leads and information’s of his connection with the banned outfit of Bangladesh and his involvement with the group for long.

The Director General of Police (DGP) AK Sukla on Tuesday informed about his involvement with the rebel group and having trained with the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from them.

Jamat-ul-Mujahideen established link with few people in India and were planning to hold terror activities in the country, he added.

Earlier in 2005, Jamat-ul-Mujahideen held a series of blasts across 63 days in Bangladesh.

The court after hearing the case sent him for 12 days of police remand and meanwhile the NIA team has also been informed regarding his detention and the connection to Budh Gaya IED case that took place last year.

The police on Tuesday evening arrested him from Arundhuti Nagar after and reportedly he was living here for some time now, working as a daily labour on a construction site in Agartala.