Hot on the heels of gruesome terror attack in Dhaka last weekend, the BJP has urged West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi to advise the state government to check fundamentalist activities in the state. Just two days ago, one suspected terrorist allegedly linked with terror syndicate ISIS and Bangladesh-based Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), was arrested at Burdwan railway station.
Submitting a memorandum before the West Bengal governor, the state BJP delegation sought him to ask the TMC-run government to take proactive steps.
“We would appeal to you to advise the state government to be more vigilant about militant activities that are taking place in the state and to ensure that militants from Bangladesh are not provided shelter in West Bengal,” BJP claimed.
“We have appealed to the Governor that he should look into it that West Bengal is not allowed to be the base of terrorism,” a senior state BJP leader said after submitting the memorandum before Governor KN Tripathi.
In a related development, a suspected terrorist was arrested from Viswabharati Fast Passenger train at Burdwan station on Monday evening.
According to the reports, the suspect was identified as Mosiruddin alias Mosi alias Majnu, the resident of Labhpur in West Bengal’s Birbhum district. The investigating agencies have claimed that he has admitted to having links with top ISIS leaders and the JMB through e-mails, social networking sites and mobile.
A sharp weapon and an airgun were seized from him after he was arrested following specific inputs from the NIA. CID sources said the NIA sleuths had been keeping an eye on Mosiruddin for quite some time.
Burdwan district entered the terror map in October, 2014 when two suspected JMB terrorists were killed while making improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at a rented house in Khagragarh locality of Burdwan.
The NIA arrested a mechanical engineering student on suspicion of being a terrorist from Durgapur in March, this year. Another person, suspected to be a Bangladeshi militant, was also arrested from Asansol later.
India securtiy agencies have been on a high alert after the dastardly terror attack in Bangladesh capital city Dhaka on Friday night. 20 people were killed in an upmarket cafe after they were taken hostage by the terrorists.
(With inputs from the PTI)