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Suspected terrorist linkman nabbed in Kolkata

Suspected terrorist linkman nabbed in Kolkata

India Blooms News Service | 24 Nov 2017, 11:03 pm

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IBNS): The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police on Friday morning arrested a 26-year-old man with suspected links to terrorist groups near Sealdah railway station in north part of the city, officials said.

According to reports, acting on a tip off, STF held a Bangladesh national, who has been identified as Sahadat Hossain alias Babu, in front of Jagat Talkies cinema hall in Kolkata's Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road area, metres away from Sealdah railway station.

"Last Tuesday, we arrested three persons, including two suspected terrorist linkmen and a firearms dealer, and based on their statements, we nabbed another suspect from Sealdah area on Friday," DC STF Murli Dhar Sharma told IBNS.

"Arrested man has been identified as Sahadat Hossain alias Babu (26) who is a resident of Bangladesh's Jessore district," Murli Dhar Sharma said.

Earlier on Tuesday, STF nabbed two Bangladesh nationals with suspected links to Al-Qaeda's front group in the Indian Subcontinent- Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) or Ansar Bangla, Samsad Mian and Riajul Islam, and a Bengal-based illegal firearms dealer, Monotosh Dey, from Kolkata railway station at Chitpur area.

The trio is in STF custody till Dec 5.

"After preliminary investigation, we have come to know that Bangladesh national Sahadat Hossain, who has been staying in India illegally, is a member of a terrorist organization's sleeper cell and he reportedly helped arrested ABT linkmen, Samsad Mian and Riazul Islam, in entering India illegally from Bangladesh," a senior official of Kolkata Police told IBNS.

"We have inputs that Sahadat also arranged jobs for two other Bangladeshis, Riazul and Samsad, in Hyderabad," the official added.

However, the arrested linkman, Sahadat Hossain, was produced in a city court on Friday and was sent to police (STF) custody till Dec 5.

"We are currently quizzing these four persons to bust the entire terror module and to identify and catch others," a senior STF official told IBNS.

(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)

Suspected terrorist linkman nabbed in Kolkata

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