A day after a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen operative was arrested near Bengaluru, the police have recovered two bombs in Ramanagara, around 50 km away from the city.
The Ramanagara police, canine squad and fire and emergency services, rushed to Tippu Nagar in Ramanagara district on Wednesday to recover the bombs. According to the Ramanagara police, the NIA obtained information regarding these bombs from Habibur Rehman, a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen operative who was arrested from Doddaballapur on Tuesday.
The bombs were found under a bridge in ward number 23 in Tippu Nagar. The NIA suspects that there may be more devices in the area and is conducting a thorough search.
Habibur Rehman SK alias Habibur SK alias Sheikh alias Habibur Kabore Shaik (28), hails from Muluk Shantipalli village in West Bengal's Birbhum district. He was chargesheeted on March 30, 2015, in the Burdwan Blast Case as the prime accused. He was charged with involvement in the conspiracy of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to wage war against the Government of India and Bangladesh.
According to the NIA, Habibur Rehman Sheikh was a close associate of senior JMB leader Jahidul Islam alias Kausar and was also associated with other JMB leaders like Rahamatullah SK alias Sajid and Moulana Yusuf. "He was an active member of JMB, Bolpur Module in West Bengal. He had attended a number of training camps conducted by JMB," the NIA had said in a statement.
Habibur Rehman was produced before the XLIX Additional City Civil and Sessions Court & NIA Special Judge in Bengaluru on Tuesday and the court had granted the agency 5 days’ transit remand for producing him before the Special NIA Court in Kolkata.
This is a developing story.