IM men killed making IEDs in TMC leader's house: WB acts cool

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    IM men killed making IEDs in Trinamool leader's house

    BURDWAN: Two suspected Indian Mujahideen militants were killed and a third injured critically in West Bengal's Burdwan town when an IED they were allegedly making exploded in the house of a Trinamool Congress leader which also doubles as the local party office.

    The blast took place on Thursday afternoon.

    Locals say that when police arrived, two women held them off at gunpoint threatening to blow up the house and delaying them long enough to burn several documents and evidence. Among the half burnt papers found later were leaflets of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and Indian Mujahideen. Only a month ago, Zawahiri had warned of 'jihad' in India.

    Police sources said 55 IEDs were seized along with RDX, several wrist watch dials, maps and SIM cards. Some half-burnt books were in Arabic, say police sources. Security agencies believe that since the militants were already assembling IEDs, they planned to hit an Indian city in a few days.

    NIA, IB and other central agencies are already in Burdwan but say they are getting no cooperation from the state police. Local cops are accused of trying to hush up the blast. They destroyed the seized IEDs, bombs and explosives on Friday before central investigators could arrive. SP SMH Meerza claimed those dead did not have any criminal antecedents and that the bombs were crude socket-bombs. But CID inspector Amar Kumar Mondal, who led the bomb squad, said he defused 55 IEDs and RDX.

    While Shakeel Ahmed from Nadia was killed on the spot, East Midnapore's Shobhan Mondal died in hospital. Hasan Saheb of Murshidabad is in critical condition. Shakeel's widow Rumi Biwi and Hasan's wife Amina Biwi have been detained along with landlord and Trinamool leader Nurul Hasan Choudhury. The Opposition BJP and CPM demand a probe into the "Trinamool-terror nexus".

    The blast took place around noon on Thursday. Fire brigade and police believed they were responding to a domestic fire and were shocked to see two women brandishing revolvers and threatening to blow up the house if they dared enter.

    In an instant, a 'cylinder blast' had transformed into a national security issue. Locals say they saw the two women burn several documents before they let police enter after an hour. Police took away the IEDs in sand-laden trucks. It took seven hours for a CID team from Kolkata to destroy them in controlled detonation the next morning.

    When central agencies arrived on Friday afternoon, they were stunned to learn that the IEDs and RDX had been destroyed.

    A four-member IB team was the first to arrive from New Delhi. An IB inspector alleged that Burdwan sadar police were not cooperating with them. "Neither the Burdwan SP nor the thana is helping us. They have destroyed all the bombs and explosives instead of retaining them for examination. The case will now become useless because of lack of evidence. The seized explosives would have been crucial in the case," he said.

    An NIA team arrived on Saturday, followed by a Central Forensic Science Laboratory team from Hyderabad. CFSL's P D Ganesh said that the sand samples collected from the detonation site on the riverbank point to Indian Mujahideen. He said that police should have kept the explosives, and waited for them instead of destroying them. NIA and CFSL experts entered the house for the first time around 12pm on Saturday, two days after the blast.

    The ruling Trinamool Congress is in a tight spot because the house served as its local party office. Trinamool leader Nurul Hasan has told police that he had given the first floor on rent to Shakeel Ahmed for Rs 18,000 three months ago and claims he does not know the others.

    BJP district secretary Sandeep Nandy has demanded a CBI probe. "NIA and CBI should interrogate the three detainees and the injured person. The house is the local party office of Trinamool and you can see its flags even today. Burdwan SP SMH Meerza is trying to hush up the incident, claiming police have seized 15 crude bombs. He is trying to save the Trinamool leader. The Trinamool-terrorism link should be probed. This is a very serious matter," Nandy said.

    CPM leader Amal Haldar said burnt papers posters of Indian Mujahideen have been found. "The Trinamool-terror link has now been proved. We demand an NIA probe," said Haldar.

    Shakeel was in Mumbai for a long time before coming to Burdwan, sources say. IGP-CID R Shiva Kumar and IGP-western zone Siddhinath Gupta are interrogating the three detainees. "We have told the women to call their guardians. All 55 crude socket bombs have been destroyed by CID yesterday. The victims have no criminal background. The condition of the third victim is serious," Meerza said.
     
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    Was just about to post this....seriously what is happening in Bengal, it seems this TMC is not a sickular party, it is developing into a full blown front for terrorists.
     
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    It's high time we establish central agency with exclusive jurisdiction over such anti-national activity, which directly or indirectly affects the security of our country.
     
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    Cant someone assassinate those TMC terrorists!? I thought they were just getting money and aid from Pakistan and US , But this !? Central Govt. should brand them as Terrorists ASAFP ! They will destroy the entire east before anybody could know...

    As im unfamiliar with WB politics, can someone please explain why do people vote for TMC there? What has she done to receive majority in Govt.?
     
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    Burdwan blast: Is Bengal police shielding accused?

    Burdwan blast: Is Bengal police shielding accused?

    The West Bengal police didn’t slap charges of terrorism and other serious offences against the accused in the Burdwan blast case to keep the NIA at bay, a senior official of the country’s elite anti-terror force told HT.

    The accusation will add to the pressure on the state government that has come under fire from the opposition for allegedly going soft on fundamentalists and trying to keep the National Investigation Agency (NIA), a central body, off the case.

    Two men, both Bangladeshis, were killed in a blast in a house in Burdwan on October 2. The men and the rest of the group were allegedly members of a module of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, a terror group, as reported by HT on Monday.

    The accused have been charged with causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means, attempt to murder and destroying evidence among others.

    None of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) provisions that deal with terror and anti-national activities have been evoked, the NIA official told HT on condition of anonymity.

    Read: Arrested woman spills the beans on Bangladesh connection

    According to the official, terror-related offences are usually brought under unlawful activities (prevention) act (UAPA) and similar IPC sections. Had these been slapped, it would have allowed the NIA to take over the investigation, the official said.

    The NIA act gives the Centre powers to direct the agency to take over terror-related cases from the police irrespective of the state’s views. But this extraordinary provision only kicks in if any of the offences listed in the law’s schedule had been committed.

    Under the act, every case where a scheduled offence has been committed has to be reported to the Centre which can order the NIA to take charge within 15 days.

    The act schedule covers violations of seven laws such as UAPA and the anti-hijacking act and 17 sections of the IPC relating to sedition, waging war against the country and counterfeiting currency.

    Hand grenades, improvised explosive devices and large quantities of bomb-making chemicals were recovered from the house. As reported by HT, New Delhi alerted Dhaka that the terror module was assembling bombs for strikes in Bangladesh and had even sent out four consignments.

    As the case had international ramifications, the NIA would be the right agency to handle the case, the official said.
    Burdwan blast: Is Bengal police shielding accused? - Hindustan Times
     
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    Delhi pushes Bengal to act tough Charges under harsher law

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    Oct. 8: A prod from Delhi this morning prompted the Bengal government to invoke charges of terrorism and “waging war against the nation” against the four people held for last week’s blast at a bomb-assembling flat in Burdwan.

    The nudge came at a time Nabanna was under pressure following TV reports of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) complaint to the Union home ministry about the state administration’s alleged attempt to cover up the blast and its international terror links. (See chart)

    Invoking the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act paves the way for a probe by the federal terror investigator, the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

    But sources said that instead of forcing such a probe on a reluctant Bengal right away, the Centre would wait for the state’s expected report on the blast tomorrow where Nabanna will be forced to clarify its stand on an NIA inquiry.

    “We wanted to know whether cases had been registered only under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections or whether the UAPA too had been invoked,” a home ministry official told The Telegraph. “Bengal answered in the evening that the UAPA had been invoked.”

    Initially, the accused were charged under IPC sections 286 (negligence in handling explosive substances), 326 (causing grievous hurt by dangerous means or weapons) and 120B (criminal conspiracy). Waging war against the nation comes under Section 121.

    State government sources said the CID moved the Burdwan district court for permission to slap the more serious charges after the agency brass cleared the petition’s draft this morning.

    The failure to slap terror charges so far had surprised the federal agencies since both state and central investigators had acknowledged the suspects’ links to the banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and the seizure of pamphlets mentioning a senior al Qaida leader.

    “Charges under the UAPA should have been slapped on Day One. Now, after the IB report and the nudge from Delhi, the police were left with no elbowroom,” a state government official said.

    In Delhi, IB sources described how Bengal had allegedly tried to hush up the terror link and thwart a central probe.

    When NIA officials reached the spot on their own a day after the blast, they said, the police initially told them it was a cylinder explosion though the cops had by then detonated the first lot of bombs seized from the flat. Security experts have described the detonation as destruction of evidence and a violation of standard procedure.

    IB sources said the Burdwan police had refused to answer NIA and IB teams’ questions and told the accused not to reveal anything when the central sleuths reached Burdwan police station and tried to speak to the two arrested women. CID sources had said the women were proving tough to crack.

    The IB complaint also accuses the cops of burning documents linking some local people to Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami. Media reports had said the two women had tried to burn documents in the flat after the blast.

    Trinamul has clearly signalled its opposition to an NIA investigation — a position buttressed at a Burdwan rally today by Mukul Roy —- though its government hasn’t taken a stand officially.

    A Nabanna official said chief secretary Sanjay Mitra, home secretary Basudeb Banerjee and director-general of state police G.M.P. Reddy had overseen the drafting of a report on the case, which the Centre had sought yesterday.

    “After they run the report by the chief minister tomorrow, it will be sent to Delhi,” he said. “It will mention Bengal’s stand on an NIA probe.”

    But if Bengal doesn’t seek an NIA probe, the Centre will take its own decision soon, a home ministry official said.

    An IB alert says Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen cadres hiding in Bengal may now try to flee to Bihar, Assam and Jharkhand.
    Delhi pushes Bengal to act tough
     
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    Probe reveals terror den

    The pre-dawn CID swoop found the flat with the fans and lights on and four pistols left behind, suggesting the residents had fled in a “tearing hurry” after the October 2 blast half a kilometre away.

    Today’s discovery of the rented flat in Burdwan’s Baburbag area and another in nearby Badshahi Road, 1km from the blast-hit Khagragarh apartment, indicates the terrorists had made the town their den.

    Sleuths said Kausar Ali, who they believe used to pay the Khagragarh module and leave with the bombs they made, lived in the two-storey Baburbag house with his wife. Landlord Abdul Rezzak, a cloth trader, has been detained for questioning.

    A mason from Murshidabad named Rezaul Sheikh lived in the other flat with his wife, sleuths said. They too have fled.

    Burdwan was a smart choice, CID and central Intelligence Bureau (IB) sources said. “Since the town has no history of terrorism, it’s not under the scanner,” a CID officer said.

    An IB official said the suspects had early this year rented two flats at Baruabazar, Beldanga, in Murshidabad on the pretext of opening a burqa-making unit.

    “But realising the border districts were under close watch, they shifted to Burdwan, which offers excellent transport and is just a 90-minute trip from Calcutta. Most long-distance trains stop there,” the official said.

    Last night, a tip-off that two couples had been missing since the day of the blast had launched the raid. At Kausar’s flat, the police claim to have found his driving licence, a prescription for his wife from a local nursing home, two 9mm and two 7.63-bore pistols and 62 bullets.

    Sources said Rezaul’s flat had thrown up issues of the Bengali daily Kalam whose editor, Trinamul MP Ahmed Hassan Imran, has faced Enforcement Directorate questioning over alleged Saradha money transfers to Bangladeshi extremist outfits.

    Gulshan and Alima, the two arrested women, were shifted from Burdwan to the CID headquarters in Calcutta today. They allegedly revealed that Kausar had visited the Khagragarh flat just over an hour before the blast.
    Probe reveals terror den
     
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    It is most interesting that Mamata Bannerjee is blind to all these illegal activities that happens under her nose.

    Must we sell our country in the name of 'secularism', when a Muslim majority country, Bangladesh itself is fighting these nefarious elements?
     
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    Dhaka seeks information from Delhi on Burdwan blast

    KOLKATA/BURDWAN: With the CID probe into the Burdwan blast pointing at Bangladeshi militants, the Bangladesh government on Wednesday asked India for information regarding the IED explosion.

    The Centre confirmed late on Wednesday that it has received a diplomatic communication from the Bangladesh foreign affairs ministry on the blast but refused to elaborate.

    Bangladeshi media has quoted Bangladesh MoS foreign affairs Shahriar Alam as saying that they want details of the blast, whether any Bangladeshi was involved and how Bangladesh can help India eliminate terrorism and militancy.

    Bangladeshi media reports said Alam suspected that those who had resorted to terrorism in Bangladesh in the past might still be active and have changed strategies. Jamaat-e-Islami and a part of BNP, which "instigated militancy in Bangladesh", are still active and the world community of late understood that Jamaat is a militant organization, Alam told the media.

    What's worrying for the Bengal government, Bangladeshi media has binned reports of border being sealed by India. Media reports quoting a Bangladeshi foreign ministry press release on Wednesday said, "India has issued no instruction to seal its borders with Bangladesh in the wake of the October 2 grenade explosion at a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal."

    Bengal police had sounded a statewide high-alert on Monday and sealed its borders with neighbouring states. "All police stations in the state have been asked to maintain strict vigil against any subversive activity or attempt at sabotage," DGP GMP Reddy had told reporters that day, adding: "We are not ruling out any possibility. Everything is being looked into."

    The border-seal controversy apart, security agencies are worried that Burdwan's Mongolkote block may be turning into a haven for extremists. It has the highest minority population in the district and gives easy access to Birbhum, Murshidabad and Bangladesh. Burdwan town, which is barely one and a half hours away, is a quick getaway, investigators say. The delay in sealing all the bordering thana areas and the porous Bangladesh border may have allowed terrorists to escape, investigators fear.

    Also, alleged women terrorists Rumi Biwi and Amina Biwi studied in a madrassa in Simulia village in Mongolkote, which was frequented by Kousar Sk, who is said to be the leader of the IED module. Rumi's husband Shakil Ahmed, who died in the Burdwan blast, was also a frequent visitor.

    Shakil and Kousar visited the madrassa — run by Kousar aides Burhan Ali Sheikh and Yousuf Sheikh — a few days before the blast. Amina also hails from Mongolkote.
    Dhaka seeks information from Delhi on Burdwan blast - The Times of India
     
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    Note how the Trinamool is trying to play the 'secular' card, even when anti nationals are planning to blow up the Nation and its neighbour.

    What politicians!
     
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    The Secular police of secular Didi....

    Bengalis and their love of Secoolarism...:lol:
     
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    Bengalis have a weakness for mullahs and terrorists. They enjoy being butchered and trod over.

    In UP at least the Jats retaliate with equal fury.

    But Bengalis are all 'comrade' and ' Tagore with Nazrul Islam'.

    They love it when they get kicked out of houses; and won't teach their kids to fight the ROP back.
     
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    Yes, there is a greater sense of fairplay and sympathy for the underdog.

    It is not confined to Bengalis of Bengal alone, but all those who have lived in Bengal as they have imbibed the local ethos.

    Are these wrong sentiments to have?

    Kicked out of the house?

    A quaint thought at best and most ill informed to boot.

    What is ROP?

    Road Opening Parties as in terrorist infested States or States prone to landslides at the first drop of rain?
     
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    The very fact that TMC came to power despite the open daylight dacoitery that it did in Bengal is the proof that Bengali hindus and non-muslims just love being oppressed.

    Sorry to say sir, but the dreams of Marx and Lenin died long ago, and left a Bengal without a soul or identity.

    Hence the Bangladeshi menace.
     
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    3 more terror hideouts found in Burdwan


    BURDWAN/KOLKATA: The Burdwan blast has exposed a chilling home truth in Bengal, much discussed but seldom put on record. CID on Wednesday sealed three more houses in the vicinity of the 'IED factory' and a cyber cafe from where terrorists used to download manuals to make rocket launchers, indicating yet again that the state is turning into a terror logistics hub.

    Alarmingly, the terror trail has reached President Pranab Mukherjee's native village, Kirnahar, in Birbhum. CID has recovered an activated SIM card used to make 16 calls on September 27 and 28 to terrorist Shakil Gazi, who was killed in the Khagragarh blast, and two others. Calls from this SIM were made to someone in Kirnahar, too. Mukherjee was in his village for Durga Puja on October 2, when the IEDs blew up in Burdwan, some 70km away.

    During raids in Burdwan's Baburbagh, Mathpara and Badsahi Road on Wednesday, investigators seized two 9mm and 7.62mm pistols, 69 bullets, half-burnt papers, a driving licence and a diary with telltale jottings of what the suspects were up to. Another team confiscated the hard disk of a computer at Kesabganj Chati cyber cafe from where Shakil allegedly Skyped messages to other members of the terror module. The cyber cafe is barely half a kilometre from a police outpost. Police have rounded up the owner.

    Investigators believe the absconding kingpin Kausar and another terror operative Rasique used to stay at the Baburbagh house at intervals and had taken several consignments to Bangladesh in the last two months. CID is yet to trace these dreaded militants who used to serve as linkmen with the various modules spread over four districts — Burdwan, Birbhum, Nadia and Murshidabad. They used to work under the supervision of three coordinators who are suspected to have crossed the border after the blast.

    Their secretive lifestyle was the same as that of the Khagragarh inmates. They lived as couples, hardly mingled with neighbours. The women always wore burqas and men were never seen without helmets. They came out of their houses only after sundown and wouldn't allow men to walk up to the roof of the two-storey house. They took the house on a Rs 5,000 monthly rent. What's more, the seized SIM card was used in five cellphones to make calls to Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai and Bangladesh.

    CID have charged all four arrested in the Khagragarh blast case with waging war against the state under UAPA, said home secretary Basudeb Banerjee. CID suspects that they have links with terrorist organizations like Al Jihad and Huji. On Wednesday, CID interrogated accused Hasan Saheb, who was injured in the blast and is recuperating in Burdwan Medical College. Investigators believe he is a storehouse of information on the terror module.

    Sadly, rather than joining forces to stop the terror tentacles in the state, Bengal's politicians are playing tit-for-tat blame games. Trinamool national secretary Mukul Roy hit the streets in Burdwan on Wednesday to counter CPM's rally for an NIA inquiry. Leader of the Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra demanded immediate removal of Burdwan SP SMH Meerza. BJP leaders will take out a rally on Thursday for an NIA probe into the Khagragarh blast.

    3 more terror hideouts found in Burdwan - The Times of India
     
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    Burdwan: Bibi & Bibi were part of female hit squad


    KOLKATA: Rumi Bibi and Amina Bibi and the three yet-to-be-identified women who put up at the 'IED factory' at Burdwan's Khagragarh and Baburbagh were part of Jammat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh's female "hit squad" that was formed 10 years ago, say security sources.
    The secretive squad has only 25 members and is trained to execute grenade attacks. However, their main duties involve religious teaching and indoctrination, say sources.

    NIA and other central agencies have accessed the CID interrogation report of the two arrested women and gone through information provided by Bangladeshi security agencies. They feel the jihadi literature recovered from Khagragarh suggests that Rumi and Amina used to spread the terror outfit's ideology.

    The two had attended the same madrassa at Simulia in Purulia and the terror module's operatives regularly visited a few cultural and educational institutions at Mangolkot in Burdwan and a girls' only madrassa in Murshidabad, say sources. Police have found documents to prove this in slain terrorist Shakil Ahmed's Beldanga house on Wednesday.

    The women cell's existence was first known in 2009 when Bangladesh police arrested a number of alleged Jammat female terrorists. The outfit was involved in suicide attacks in 2005 when they triggered blasts in 63 of the 64 districts.

    The Khagraghar squad members were initiated by Simi operative Haroon Rashid, who was arrested by STF in Sealdah towards end-2012, say the sources. The women were asked to recruit Indians as the Sheikh Hasina government was stepping up pressure in Bangladesh, the sources say. The women are tech-savvy, as is evident from a Skype ID found in Shakil's second hideout at Babubagh in Burdwan.

    Interrogations of top Jammat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh operative Maulana Saidur last year revealed that in 2010 the outfit had managed to establish presence in three West Bengal districts-Malda, Nadia and Murshidabad-and had around 25 Indian and Bangladeshi members.

    "The Indian wing provides logistical support as well as guns and bomb-making equipment," said Animesh Roul, director of research at the New Delhi-based Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict.

    In January 2011, members of an alleged "JMB suicide squad" issued threats to assassinate Sheikh Hasina and blow up Chittagong Central Jail and Chittagong court unless arrested JMB terrorists were released. The outfit is building support in madrassa and urban ghettos in Dhaka as well as Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Jhalakati and Naogaon districts.

    They chose Khagragarh in Burdwan although it is hundreds of miles from the border and Beldanga (85km from the border) because there are over 400 madrassas in these areas. Also, people here are well educated and the localities are thickly populated.

    Similar indoctrination material and training guides were seized during the arrest of JMB's propaganda chief Abdul Ghani and two others in March 2011. This indicates that the Burdwan cell may have been acting on orders from their Bangaldeshi handlers.

    Burdwan: Bibi & Bibi were part of female hit squad - The Times of India
     
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    Read the Russian Revolution and how with the collapse of the Provisional Govt, the Bolsheviks outmanoeuvred the Mensheviks and usurped power. Read it and correlate it with Jyoti Basu's Deputy Chief Ministership of West Bengal in the United Front governments and the manner in which he subverted the Govt and seized power.

    Thereafter his goons called the 'cadre' ran riot and engineered the elections.

    The Congress Party had become totally defunct and still is. With the situation becoming grim and unemployment soaring because of the Left policy of Bengali alone as the medium of instructions (hence none could go out of the State to get a job) and industry and commerce fleeing (done with a purpose to keep the citizens captive and poor), the only choice was the TMC, an offshoot of the Congress, as there was no other party in the reckoning.

    Now, it there is no other party in the reckoning, then it is a choice between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

    Therefore, what is your suggestion for voters in Bengal? Who should they vote for?

    How many years has Chamling been the CM of Sikkim?

    He is most corrupt and yet he is there?

    Do you in Sikkim have a choice?

    Should one say Sikkimese prefer corruption?

    Easy to comment without knowing the facts.
     
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    @Singh

    Can't understand why the Central govt is treating the case with kid gloves.

    Maybe they are giving a long rope so that Mamata and TMC have the option to hang by it.

    The Sharada scam, this BD connection and all this is going seriously wrong from TMC.

    Sadly, there is no other party to take over.

    Maybe the BJP, but they do not have any organisational base.
     
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    Will she go the Jayalalithaa way?

    Her own involvement in the Sharada scam is unravelling.

    Too many skeletons are tumbling out of the cupboard.
     
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    Role of madarsa as nursery for terrorism comes into limelight


    The role of a madarsa at Mangalkot in Burdwan district, as a nursery for jihadi ideals swung into the limelight as a team of CID and police officers raided on it on Monday night.

    The women-only madarsa is where Runi Bibi and Amina Bibi, who were arrested on Sunday in connection with the blast, underwent jihadi training. On Monday, the CID arrested accused Abdul Hakim — who was injured in the blast and is undergoing treatment.

    Police officers told HT that the jihadi training was not to be confused with the training in arms and combat imparted to terrorists but was an indoctrination through studies instead. The officers cautioned some people at the madarsa but did not shut it down.

    Hasem Mollah, who was arrested Sunday, was interrogated by the senior CID officers at Bhwani Bhavan in Kolkata on Tuesday. Prior to joining this group, Mollah was familiar with Abul Kalam, another accused. “Not only did they get training, but these two would also impart training to new students. The two women got training in firearms too,” said a CID sleuth, adding that the women may have travelled to Bangladesh through the porous border.

    An officer of Burdwan police said that after the blast on October 2, the women and an injured Abdul Hakim attempted to flee the spot but did not succeed as neighbours had spotted the body of Shakil Ahmed – which they tried to leave behind.

    A small lathe machine was recovered from the spot. “The machine was used for making explosives,” police said, adding, “The accused were trying to install a bigger
    lathe machine. They needed a skillful lathe machine operator to work it. Runi Bibi told us that her husband and others were talking about it.” The CID have also identified two other suspects — Yusuf Seikh and Shanawaj Biwi — who are absconding.

    Role of madarsa as nursery for terrorism comes into limelight - Hindustan Times
     

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