JMB operations spread in five Indian states: NIA

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 14:24, Oct 14, 2019 | Updated : 14:40, Oct 14, 2019

National Investigation Agency (NIA) chief YC Modi. NDTV/FILE PHOTOThe Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was trying to spread its operations across India and a list of 125 suspects have been shared with different states, according to the chief of the country’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Addressing a meeting of chiefs of the Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) on Monday (Oct 14), NIA boss YC Modi the Bangladesh-based outfit has spread its activities in states like Jharkhand, Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala in the guise of Bangladeshi immigrants, reports PTI.
"The NIA has shared with states concerned a list of 125 suspected activists who have close links with the JMB leadership," he was quoted by the state news agency.
NIA Inspector General Alok Mittal said from 2014 to 2018, the JMB has set up 20-22 hideouts in Bangalore and tried to spread its bases in South India. "The JMB even conducted a trial of rocket launches in the Krishnagiri hills along the Karnataka border," he said.
Mittal said the JMB was planning to attack Buddhists temples to take revenge for the plight of Rohingiya Muslims in Myanmar.