‘Jihadi’ trainer held in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) A man from West Bengal who was allegedly planning to start a madarsa for ‘Jihadi training’ has been arrested, police said on Friday.

Alimul Islam Mandal was arrested when he came to meet Mohammed Nasir, a Bangladesh-born Pakistani national who illegally entered India, in Cherlapally jail here.

According to police, Mandal, 29, is a labourer from Baltha village in Bengal’s South Dinajpur district.

Nasir and Mandal worked together in a blanket factory in Haryana’s Panipat and they along with others decided to start a madrasa to impart Jihadi training.

Nasir had told police during interrogation that he, Mandal and another person conspired to set up the madrasa.

Mandal therefore came to Hyderabad to meet Nasir for charting out further plans for their unlawful activities, said a police statement, adding a close vigil was kept on those coming to meet Nasir and other illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar lodged in the jail.

Nasir and three other illegal immigrants and two local brokers had been arrested on August 14. Two more accused were arrested subsequently.

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