In a major breakthrough Special Task Force of Kolkata police arrested two suspected Bangladeshi terrorists linked with Ansarullah Bangla Team, along with an arms dealer on Tuesday. One of them interestingly possessed a fake Adhaar card among other incriminating documents.
Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) or Ansar Bangla is an Al Qaeda affiliated Islamic extremist group of Bangladesh, which was responsible for the killings of bloggers and intellectuals.
Deputy Commissioner, STF, Murlidhar Sharma said that the three – Samsad Mia (26) alias Tushar Biswas, Riazul Islam (25) alias Riaz alias Suman and Manotosh Dey (46) had been arrested from Kolkata Railway Station in north Kolkata between 2.30 and 3 pm.
During preliminary investigation it was found that Samsad and Riazul were Bangladeshi nationals and members of banned ABT also called Ansar Bangla and had come to purchase arms and chemicals used for making explosives. “ABT is responsible for the murder of several bloggers in Bangladesh and has direct links with Al-Qaeda network in the Indian sub continent. Samsad occupied a higher position in the ABT hierarchy. A fake Aadhaar card of Samsad has also been recovered where he has named himself Tushar Biswas. We are trying to find out where and how did he get the Aadhaar card done,” Sharma said.