Agartala, March 6: Busting major terror outfits and detaining people linked with terror organisations, the Tripura police on Tuesday have arrested a person having links with the terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh. The information was given to the Tripura outfit based on intelligence inputs.
The accused identified as Nazir Sheikh alias Nazir SK is an expert in making Improvised Explosive Device (IED). He is a resident of Murshidabad in West Bengal.
Akhil Kumar Shukla, DGP, Tripura said, “We have the information that a person related to the terrorists' activities is present in the area. We were working on the inputs since last many days.” However, the DGP refused to disclose the location of his arrest.
The DGP further added, “He has links with Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and is also trained on how to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).” "The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh is responsible for the simultaneous blasts at 63 districts in Bangladesh in 2015. The organisation has links with few people in India and has plans for conducting terrorist activities on the Indian soil," said DGP.
Police and intelligence agencies are interrogating Nazir Sheikh and further investigation is underway.