New Delhi. Special NIA Court, Kolkata, convicted accused Rizual Islam@ Riyaz @ Sumon (25 yrs) s/o Moslem Sardar, r/o Vill+PO- Kasimnagar, PS-Paikgrcha, Bangladesh and sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment of 07 years and fine of Rs. 36,000/-.
The case was initially registered by STF Kolkata on 21.11.2017 and pertaining to arrest of five (05) members of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in Kolkata. ABT is a proscribed terrorist organization in Bangladesh. Four of the arrested members were Bangladeshi nationals and one is an Indian national. NIA had re-registered the case on 01.03.2018 and taken over the investigation. After completion of extensive investigation, NIA had filed chargesheet against 05 accused. Earlier two accused in this case were convicted and sentenced by Special NIA Court, Kolkata.
Investigation had revealed that Bangladeshi members of ABT had entered India in 2016 and were conspiring to commit terrorist acts in India. The accused persons had travelled and stayed at Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai in the guise of laborers. The accused persons had tried to procure chemicals from a shop in Patna and were planning to establish hide-outs in Ranchi. They were also aiming to procure arms and ammunition in Kolkata. Several incriminating materials like map of Sealdah Railway Station, Howrah Bridge, literature on explosives and bomb-making, fake Adhaar Card, fake PAN Card were seized from the possession of the accused in the case. The trial against the remaining two arrested charge-sheeted accused continues.