Kolkata | Suspected terrorist Mosiruddin has revealed his connections with top leaders of at least two terror groups and that he was deployed to spread their tentacles in West Bengal and other places in the eastern parts of the country, a top CID officer said today.
Mosiruddin, who was arrested from a running train earlier this week, revealed this when he along with his two accomplices Kallu Sheikh and Amin Sheikh was grilled jointly by the CID, National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Intelligence Bureau (IB). During the interrogation, the interrogators got hold of information which established Musiruddin’s links with Islamic State (ISIS) and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
It was also found that Mosiruddin was called as Abu Al Musa Al by leaders of the terror groups and that he was close to ISIS’ former chief in the country, Shafi Armar. He was in touch with Armar for quite some time and grew pretty close to him. They were in touch via social networking site and used fake email ids to communicate.
He (Mosiruddin) was connected to other leaders of JMB also, the officer said. During questioning, it was also found that Musiruddin had met a few top JMB leaders at least more than five times this year. Musiruddin used to change his mobile numbers often, he said, adding that the suspected terrorist also used a specific app to stay in touch with the ISIS leaders and other members.
He was also actively linked to a few fundamentalist groups when he was pursuing graduation from a city college. He was pursuing graduation at Surendranath College in the city and had studied there till second year. Even from those days he was actively involved with fundamentalists, the officer said.
On the purpose of Musiruddin’s recent visit to West Bengal after almost six years in Tamil Nadu’s Trippur, where he was staying with his family and two children, the CID officer said Though he is giving us different stories, we have got definite clues that Musiruddin was here to kill someone staying at his native Labhpur village in Birbhum district to settle an old score.
Kallu Sheikh and Amin Sheikh were to help him in the act. For this purpose Musiruddin had bought from New Market here the 13-inch-long knife, which was seized when he was apprehended from Vishwa Bharati Fast Passenger train at Amadpur in Burdwan district on Monday. Besides, he also had plans to visit Nepal but its purpose was still not clear to the sleuths, he said.
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