4 suspected JMB men arrested in India’s Madhya Pradesh

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Indian police yesterday (March 13th) arrested four Bangladeshi nationals accused of being members of the banned militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

They were arrested from Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, state Home Minister Narottam Mishra told our New Delhi correspondent.

In a sting operation in Bhopal based on a tip-off about their suspicious activities, police arrested four people who were found to be involved with the JMB, the minister added.

Police sources said the state anti-terror squad made the arrests 200 meters away from a police station in Aishbagh and another area in Bhopal district.

A statement from the Madhya Pradesh Police Public Relations Office said that the four people arrested in the preliminary investigation had been identified as Bangladeshi nationals.

The arrested persons were identified as Fazhar Ali alias Mehmood (32), Mohammad Ukil alias Ahmed, Zahuruddin alias Johar Ali (28) and Fazhar Zainul Abedin alias Akram Al-Hasan.

It said the four were trying to form a JMB sleeper cell that could carry out terrorist and other anti-national activities.

Mishra told reporters in Bhopal that jihadi literature and electronic devices had been recovered from them, proving that they were active members of the JMB.

He said the Indian government had banned JMB 2019 in 2018 after the Bodh Gaya blast in Bihar, where the group was involved.

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