According to an official, a “highly radicalized” person involved in the promotion of “Jihad” against India has been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from Bihar.
Ali Asghar alias Abdullah Bihari, a resident of Siswaniya village, is the seventh accused in connection with the probe into the activities of the banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) outfit, the official said on Wednesday.
An NIA spokesperson said Asghar was arrested on Tuesday during a raid in the East Champaran area of Bihar.
The spokesperson said the case pertains to the arrest of six active JMB members, including three illegal migrants from Bhopal, Aishbagh, and Madhya Pradesh, from Bangladesh, who were found to be involved in propagating JMB’s plans or ideology and motivating youngsters to carry out “jihad” against India.
The anti-terrorism probe agency said the case was initially registered at Bhopal police station on March 14 and was re-registered by the NIA on April 5.
“Asghar is an ultra-radicalized person who is involved in propagating Jihad by posting hate and objectionable content online in various groups on social media platforms.
“He was a close associate of the accused arrested earlier and was found to be using the encrypted application to communicate secretly with other associates in India and Bangladesh,” an NIA spokesperson said.