Transit remand granted for NIA to take JMB operative
West Bengal

Transit remand granted for NIA to take JMB operative

Agency News

Agartala, Aug 28 : Soon after acquittal from the allegation of indulging activities in favour of Jamaat-ul-Mujahedeen of Bangladesh (JMB), a local court granted transit remand to National Investigation Agency (NIA) for taking custody of JMB operative Nazir Sheikh (25), a resident of Murshidabad district of West Bengal. The Chief Judicial Magistrate has allowed NIA team to take him to Hyderabad in connection with another case. Sheikh was arrested by Tripura police from a house here based on intelligence input regarding his involvement in JMB activities in Tripura on March 5 this year.

The NIA had taken up the case and after investigation, the allegations against Sheikh was established in the investigation. Accordingly, NIA submitted closure petition in the court on Aug 26 last and the court acquitted him from the charges. Immediately, he was arrested in connection with another case of NIA regarding Sheikh’s involvement in anti-national activities. The NIA officials sought permission for allowing transit of Sheikh to Hyderabad and the court granted it yesterday for five days. Nazir will be taken to Hyderabad today or tomorrow for investigation of the pending case.

Allegedly, Nazir has been working for expansion of JMB activities in the state for last few days who have come here as a construction worker. Nazir admitted that he had been trained on operation of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in a bordering town of Tamil Nadu. Nazir confessed that he was influenced in Jehadi activities after serial blast of 2005 in Bangladesh and actively involved in planting IEDs in Buddha Gaya during Dalali Lama last year and several crimes in West Bengal and Bangaluru recently.

After passed higher secondary in 2012, Nazir came into the contact of JMB frontline Ashif and thereafter he has been actively working for JMB terrorist. He has visited the camps of JMB network at Goyalpara and Silchar of Assam, Chennai and Bangaluru, police sources claimed. Police indicated that Nazir arrived here with a specific mission ahead of the Loksabha polls and had engaged working as a construction worker at A.D. Nagar area.UNI