Chennai, Sep 10 (GCCurrentAffairs) Officials of National Investigation Agency (NIA) along with a Special police team from West Bengal arrested a terror suspect at suburban Neelangarai on the ECR here on Tuesday.
Police sources said the suspect, identified as Sheikh Azadullah alias Raja (35) was said to be a member of banned Bangladesh based terror outfit Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen.
Acting on specific leads, the NIA officials and the West Bengal police arrested him. He was working here as a labourer for the past five years.
He was taken to Neelankarai police station where senior police officials arrived for inquiries.Azadullah is wanted by both the Anti-Terrorism Squad and West Bengal police, sources said.He was later produced before the Alandur Magistrate Court forjudicial remand.
Azadullah is allegedly involved in the July seven, 2013 Bodh Gaya bombings which left five persons injured.
He was also said to be in touch with persons who are accused in a terror attack in Kolkatta.
Recently, the investigation team got his mobile phone number and traced him to Chennai, leading to his arrest.
Azadullah seems to be a Bangladesh migrant and spoke in Hindi, the sources said.
The arrest of a member of the Bangladesh terror outfit comes a day after GOC-in-C of the Army’s Southern Command Lt Gen S K Saini said the the army has received inputs that there might be a terror attack in the southern part of India and that some abandoned boats were recovered in the Sir Creek area.
“We have got many inputs that there may be a terrorist attack in the southern part of India and the peninsular India,” he said.