Arrested JMB terrorist was plotting jihad in Assam

Guwahati, August 10: Arrested dreaded neo-Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist Bomaru Mizan, known in India as Kausar, was plotting jihad in Assam and Bengal and wanted to exploit the controversy surrounding the Rohingyas.

As per a report filed by the India Today, Kausar has reportedly revealed during interrogation that after Bangladesh launched a crackdown on the JMB, the terror outfit shifted base to India and Kausar, along with his partner Salahuddin Salehin crossed the border.

Investigators are trying to uncover possible modules of the neo-JMB in Assam along with Jharkhand and Bihar, based on Kausar’s statements. He was arrested a few days back along with two of his associates from Bengaluru.
Kausar is the mastermind of the Bodh Gaya attack and blast in Burdwan of West Bengal in 2014. Investigators are trying to establish if they had succeeded in radicalising the locals.

The intelligence sources say that after the Bodh Gaya blast plan was foiled, Kausar and his associates went underground, as the India Today report.

A citizen of Bangladesh, Kausar is associated with the outfit since the days of its inception and is an expert in making bombs. He married a local girl of Birbhum, West Bengal and was teaching in a local madrasa in Beldanga in Barhampur subdivision of Murshidabad district West Bengal before he went underground.