Kolkata Police STF arrests wanted Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist Abdul Karim

Written By: Pooja Mehta WION
KOLKATA Published: May 29, 2020, 10:53 AM(IST)

Abdul Karim alias Boro Abdul Karim.  Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Karim considered second topmost leader in JMB in India after the organisation’s chief - Salauddin Salehin, was arrested by officials of STF along with local police from Murshidabad district of West Bengal. 

In a major breakthrough, Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force (STF) nabbed top Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (Bangladesh) commander in India - Abdul Karim alias Boro Abdul Karim. 

Karim considered second topmost leader in JMB in India after the organisation’s chief - Salauddin Salehin, was arrested by officials of STF along with local police from Murshidabad district of West Bengal. 

“One Abdul Karim alias Boro Karim wanted in a W/A issued in c/w STF PS case no. 8/2017 dated 29.11.2017 has been arrested this morning from Suti PS area, Jangipur District Police with the assistance of local police. 
He will be produced before Ld Court today and we will seek PC,” said a senior police official from STF. 

Karim, an Indian by nationality, was the main leader of the Dhulian module, involved in the Bodh Gaya Blast. While he actively provided logistics support and shelter to top leaders like Salauddin, sources in the agency reveal he was also part of the recruitment drives for JMB. 

In a surprise raid launched back in 2018 by Kolkata Police, he escaped and could not be nabbed. However, police managed to seize a huge cache of explosives and jehadi documents from his hideout. Since then, police had been on a lookout for him.

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