Guwahati: Based on a joint operation by the West Bengal Police Special Task Force and the Kerala police arrested one Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militant Abdul Matin for his alleged involvement in Burdwan Blast case in the year 2014.
As per Assam Police report, Abdul Matin, a resident of Barpeta and was arrested from Kerala’s Mallapuram area on Friday.
Director General of Police (Assam Police) on Saturday told the Media, “We have been looking for Abdul Matin following the Burdwan Blast case. In fact, we have arrested several people earlier from Barpeta region in connection to their involvement in the case. Abdul was absconding and based on a tip-off, he was arrested in Kerela by different agencies on Friday. He has been brought to Kolkata by the West Bengal Police. We will be sending a special team from Assam police to interrogate him.”
DGP Saikia also informed that if required he might be taken into police custody.
Also, talking about the aspirants from Assam who have joined the militant organizations operating in the state, DGP Kuladhar Saikia added, “There are certain incidents where we came to know about some people showing their interests to join the militant organizations. We have been verifying such cases time to time and arrested many aspirants and linkmen from various parts of the region. Our operations are on in all the sectors and districts of Upper Assam and Inter-state boundaries.”
History of JMB Operative Abdul Matin
It may be mentioned that JMB militant, Matin is reported to be an active member of the terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
Matin is one of the 15 trainees from the Simulia Madrasa and Mokimnagar Madrasa in West Bengal’s Burdwan district. He was trained along with Nasirullah, a JMB terrorist, who is also an accused in the 2014 Khagragarh blast in Burdwan.
Apart from Nasirullah, Matin is a known associate of other JMB members like Moulana Yousuf, the alleged mastermind of the blast, Sahidul Islam, Jahidul Islam among others.
The blast was conducted in the Khagragarh area under Burdwan District in October 2014.
It may further be mentioned that two JMB leaders were reportedly killed during the incident.
The police had earlier seized a huge cache of explosives, including IEDs and RDX from the blast site.