Wednesday, 6 July 2016
CID arrests 2 more for ISIS links
A day after arresting Mohammad Masiuddin alias Musa for his alleged links with the terror group ISIS, the criminal investigation department (CID) arrested two more terror suspects and slapped charges of waging war against the state against all on Wednesday as their involvement in subversiveactivities became prominent with progress in investigation. The state detective agency earlier initiated the case only on charges under the Arms Act. It has added two sections, 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India) and 121A (conspiracy to commit offences punishable by Section 121) Indian Penal Code in the case. The development came on a day Musa’s two aides — Saddam Hussain alias Sheikh Kalu and Sheikh Abbasuddin alias Sheikh Amin — were arrested by the CID. The duo were detained earlier from Labhpur railway station in Birbhum where they were waiting to receive Musa on July 4 evening when he was coming to Labhpur in the Visva Bharati First Passenger train. CID deputy inspector general of police (operations) Dilip Kumar Adak said Kalu and Amin were booked in the case because they also had close connection with ISIS like Musa. Both were roped into the terror module being built by Musa across several districts in West Bengal apparently to carry out attacks and were in constant touch with him when he was in Tamil Nadu. They are now being cross-examined with Musa at Bhawani Bhavan, CID headquarters here. Kalu and Amin will be produced before court on Thursday. The CID will pray for their custody. During the day Musa was produced before acting Chief judicial magistrate Mihir Lal Jana at Howrah Court. The CID prayed for Musa’s custody for 14 days submitting a document containing his alleged direct links with ISIS. The judge granted the plea and remanded Musa to two weeks’ CID custody.