The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday had filed charge sheet against two Bangladeshi nationals in connection with a terror related case of Ansar-al-Islam.
In connection with the case number RC-11/ 2019/NIA-GUW (Ansar-al-Islam case), the premier investigation agency had filed charge sheet against two Bangladeshi accused Mahmud Hassan alias Shariful Islam and Mohamad Sa’ad Hussain alias Mohamad Sayad Hussain alias Shohan Molla alias Shihab Hossainin the NIA special court at Aizwal in Mizoram.
The case was re-registered by NIA on September 17, 2019 which had arisen out of FIR number 07/2019 dated 29.07.2019 of Marpara police station under Mamit district of Mizoram.
According to the reports, two suspected Bangladeshi nationals were detained by the villagers of Silsuri when they could not produce the valid documents and gave unsatisfactory reply to the queries about their antecedents and purpose of presence in the area.
They were later handed over to the BSF personnel of Silsuri Border Out-Post (BOP) who in turn handed over the two accused to Marpara police station.
The local police registered the case for investigation which was later handed over to NIA.
During investigation, NIA established the identity of the accused as 25-year-old Mahmud Hassan alias Shariful Islam of Barherchar village in Narsingdi, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh and 31-year-old Mohamad Sa’ad Hussain alias Mohamad Sayad Hussain alias Shohan Molla alias Shihab Hossain of Doharpar village in Magura, Division Khulna, Bangladesh.
The premier investigation agency has also established that both the accused are members of Ansar-al-Islam, a banned terrorist organization in Bangladesh.
Both the accused crossed the international border of India and Bangladesh illegally in the State of Tripura in November, 2018.
They concealed their location and identity based on fake Aadhaar cards and the fake Aadhaar cards were given to them by their handlers in Bangladesh.
Investigation further revealed that accused Mahmud Hassan alias Shariful Islam had travelled from Agartala to Bangalore in pursuance to conspiracy of terrorist acts in India and stayed in Bangalore for eight to nine months (November, 2018 to July, 2019).
During his stay in Bangalore, he conducted reccee of some public places in Bangalore. Investigation has also revealed that on instructions of his handler, the accused financially assisted another arrested ABT (Ansarullah Bangla Team) member lodged in Kolkata jail.
ABT is another banned terrorist organization in Bangladesh. Both the accused later criminally conspired, as per directions of their handlers in Bangladesh and tried to procure weapons from various places in the State of Tripura and Mizoram in pursuance of the conspiracy of committing terrorist acts in India.
During investigation, large amount of incriminating documents were recovered from their seized digital devices.
Further investigation is going on.