Assam & Gujarat high on target list as Pak Taliban joins hands with Bangla terror group
Jorhat, Sept 4: A banned extremist organisation of Bangladesh having links with the Pakistani Taliban has reportedly sent a 30-member team for training to Myanmar via Cox Bazaar in a bid to launch terror attacks in India.
The well-trained group returned to Bangladesh on December 31, 2014.
Intelligence sources said three Indian tiols are part of the team.
Sources said the Indian tiols are from West Bengal. They have been identified as Sultan Sarkar of Rasolpur village under Aarambagh district of Hoogly, Taj Miah of Biruri village under Dubrajpur police station of Birbhum and Shafi Mandal of Kaliachak in Malda district.
Sources have further disclosed that the members of the team are in touch with the Pakistan-based Taliban through telephone and internet services.
Following instructions from their mentors, a 12-member "hardcore team" is planning to sneak into India via Bay of Bengal (Cox Bazaar) to Shymgar, a district under the Khul division of Satkhira district in Bangladesh. They intend to take the route of a river flowing from Shymgar to enter West Bengal.
The decision to send the 12-member group was taken after a secret meeting held at Bashkhali of Chittagaong, Bangladesh on October 20 last year.
Meanwhile, some cadres of the Taliban (Pakistan) are reportedly trying to enter Indian territory through the Mubao area of Barmer in Rajasthan and U area of Gujarat using sea routes.
The members of the banned Bangladeshi group and cadres of the Pakistani Taliban are planning bomb explosions at different places in India with the primary targets being Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Cheni besides the states of Assam and Gujarat.