Bangladesh terror group leaders crossing Indian border after Awami League’s election win

Following Awami League’s win in the Bangladesh general elections, intelligence reports from various agencies have suggested that top leaders of the terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) are keen to cross over to India, fearing massive crackdown in Bangladesh.

Reports indicate that they are congregating near the international border along West Bengal and Tripura for an opportunity to cross over. They have reportedly been in contact with their aides on the Indian side.

Intelligence officers from various agencies have already compiled a list of probable JMB leaders who will infiltrate India and the security has been more vigilant.

Jamaat-e-Islami had contested the recent general elections along with Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) but was almost wiped out in the face of a landslide win for Awami League.

Intelligence sources claim that some Jamaat-e-Islami leaders have strong links with JMB operatives and a Jamaat win would have ensured JMB leaders a safe haven in Bangladesh.

The victory for Awami League signals an impending crackdown on terrorist elements operating on Bangladeshi soil.

Sources claimed that at least 10-12 Jamaat leaders and their associates are waiting to cross over at the border.

The infiltrators are banking on experts of counterfeit documents to avoid detection and cross over ‘legally’, according to intelligence sources. They may also use those documents to ask for permission to attend various functions in India as guests. Another modus operandi would be linking up with trafficking syndicates and crossing over disguised as poor labourers.

Multiple security and intelligence agencies are coordinating and maintaining a strict vigil all along the over 3000-km international border in West Bengal and Tripura.

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