Bhopal, March 15 (IANS): Madhya Pradesh Police Counter Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested two more people for their alleged link to four Jamat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB) members who were arrested on Sunday.
Both, who were detained for questioning, are residents of Bhopal. Police said they were arrested for allegedly harboring JMB members and providing logistical support. They were arrested late Monday evening.
“They are being questioned to determine if they are aware of the motive of the JMB members. If their association is confirmed, they will also be charged under the UAPA,” a senior police officer said.
Four suspected terrorists, who are members of the banned JMB and resided in Bhopal with their secret plan to set up sleeper cells, have been arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
On Monday, a district court in Bhopal took them into custody for 14 days for further investigation into the case.
A senior police official told IANS that multiple teams were deployed and each team was tasked with investigating the case from a particular aspect.
“Documents recovered from their possession were prepared in Uttar Pradesh, while these Bangladeshis (JMB members) entered may have entered through West Bengal border and local people who helped them here in Bhopal. By Therefore, teams have been deployed for different tasks to investigate this matter,” the official said.
He added that one of them lived for a time in Assam and another in Uttar Pradesh. The police will take them to all their previous addresses for a detailed investigation.