Two Bangladesh nationals, suspected to be members of banned terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), were arrested from Greater Noida in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh state Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) with the West Bengal state police.
The arrested persons were identified as Musharraf alias Musa and Rubel Ahmed, both Bangladeshi nationals, Uttar Pradesh’s Director General of Police (DGP) O P Singh told reporters in Lucknow, capital city of the state.
The duo were apprehended from Surajpur police station area in Greater Noida near Delhi on Monday by Uttar Pradesh ATS and a team of West Bengal police and were taken for interrogation by officials of the UP ATS and the intelligence department, Greater Noida district SSP Ajay Pal Sharma said.
According to Sharma, the two JMB members were planning to carry out a major terror strike in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Singh said both were active members of the JMB and they would be taken by West Bengal police on transit remand for further interrogation.
The UP intelligence department had received a tip-off that some JMB members were collecting funds in areas near Delhi for their outfit, a source in state police said.
New Delhi Correspondent