Kolkata police arrest man over link with Bangla terror group

Tuesday 05th December 2017 04:00 EST

KOLKATA: A Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has arrested a man for his alleged association with the banned Ansarullah Bangla Team from the India-Nepal border. The arrest has raised the total number of people in custody for links with the Bangladeshi terror group to five. Omar Farooq alias Mohammed Aftab Khan, was caught red handed by STF officials trying to escape from the Nepal border.

Authorities had announced a reward for any information on Khan and two others named Shopon Biswas alias Tamim and Nayan Gazi alias Zafor. After receiving information obtained after interrogating the four arrested before, a police team conducted a raid at a hideout near the India-Nepal border and nabbed Aftab. The accused was attached to the banned terror outfit's explosives wing and was an expert in preparing improvised explosive devices. Aftab had entered India with the help of a Mohammed Sahadat Hossain, who was arrested from central Kolkata last week.

He had stayed at a hotel in Howrah, along with Tamim. These terrorists are suspected to be behind the killing of secular bloggers and writers in Bangladesh.

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