The two members of Popular Front of India (PFI) arrested by Uttar Pradesh police have revealed that they got help from a Bangladesh based terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen in arranging explosives and firearms to carry out terror activities, reports Hindustan Times.
The two PFI members, Asad Badruddin and Feroz Khan, from Kerala were arrested by the special task force (STF) from Lucknow’s Gudamba area on Tuesday (16 February).
Explosives in large quantities, weapons, and other incriminating documents were recovered from them.
Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Law and Order, Prashant Kumar told reporters, “Ansad Badruddin and Firoz Khan have been arrested from Kukrail trisection in Gudamba area here. With their arrest, the STF has foiled a series of terrorist attacks in various parts of the country on Basant Panchmi. A huge quantity of high-quality explosives has been recovered from them.”
The two accused revealed that they visited Bangladesh a few months ago to seek Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen’s help for arranging explosives and firearms to trigger terror blasts in India.
Jammat-ul-Mujahideen was declared a terrorist organisation and banned by the government of Bangladesh in February 2005.
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