Delhi: The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday seized several incriminating materials used in the preparation of IEDs and grenades, during a raid conducted on the disclosure of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist Jahidul Islam in connection with JMB Bengaluru module case.

After the disclosure by Jahidul, NIA conducted several raids in Bengaluru’s Atibele, Kadugodi, K.R.Puram, Chikkbanavara, Shikaripalya and Electronic City.

These materials were recovered by the NIA from the Electronic City area.

According to the NIA, Jahidul Islam alias Kausar, who is in NIA custody from September 19, disclosed that after the Burdwan blast in 2014, he and his associates (JMB members) took shelter at various hideouts in South India to escape from the clutches of law and to further increase the activities of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in India.

In their raid, NIA also seized remnants of explosive materials such as eight batteries of 1.5 volts each, a hollow cylindrical carton used for launching the rocket shell and pieces of electrical wire.

BACKGROUND OF THE CASE

In this matter, an FIR was registered, in July, under sections 34, 121, 121A & 120B of IPC and section 18 of UA (P) Act, 1967 at Soladevanahalli Police Station, Bengaluru, after five improvised hand grenades, three fabricated grenades caps, three IED circuits, one timer device, two rocket bends, one body of jacket, one 9 mm pistol with live rounds, one air gun, suspected explosive powders and other incriminating materials were seized.

These materials were seized from a house in Chikkabanavara village in Karnataka in which the members of JMB rented, at the instance of Habibur Rahman, another JMB operative.

Later, the NIA took over and re-registered the case under sections 34, 121, 121A and 120B of the Indian Penal Code.

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