National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against 11 Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists, including a Bangladeshi, for alleged involvement in criminal conspiracy to commit terror acts, and recruiting people for anti-national activities.
They have been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Arms Act and the Foreigners Act, a NIA spokesperson told the Outlook India.
Najir Sheikh, 25, Arif Hussain, 24, Asif Ikbal, 23, Kador Kazi, 33, Habibur Rahaman, 28, Mohammad Dilwar Hossain, 28, Mustafizur Rahman, 39, Adil Sheikh, 27, Abdul Karim, 21, Mosaraf Hossain, 22 and Bangladesh resident Jahidul Islam, 40, have been named in the charge-sheet filed before a special NIA court.
Last year, the authorities had seized several items from a house in the Chikkabanavara area of Bengaluru, which was rented and used by the JMB members. The case was filed in that connection, the official said.
The items seized included electrical and electronic items, tools, chemical apparatus, containers etc. These material are used in making bombs and IEDs. Several 9 mm bullets, digital cameras and other incriminating hand-written documents were also confiscated.