National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday took over from the Tripura Police an investigation related to a case suspected involving Najir Sheikh, allegedly a member of proscribed terrorist organization Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
NIA said in a statement, "Case FIR No. 019 dated, 6.3.2019 under section 120B, 121, 121A, 122 and 123 of the IPC and sections 18 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Police Station A D Nagar, West Tripura District has been taken over by NIA as case No. RC-01/2019/NIA-GUW (JMB Case of Tripura) on 22.03.2019 and investigation started,"
"Case relates to arrest of a member of the proscribed terrorist organization of Bangladesh, Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), namely, Najir Sheikh, a resident of Murshidabad, West Bengal, on the charges of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts in India," the statement further said.
Based on intelligence inputs, the Tripura police had arrested Nazir Sheikh for having links with the terror outfit on March 6.
Nazir Sheikh is an expert in making Improvised Explosive Device.
"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," Tripura DGP Akhil Kumar Shukla had said.
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