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Two Bangladeshi terror suspects held in Noida

Two Bangladeshis suspected of being involved with a terror group based in their country were arrested on Tuesday in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad, Noida police and West Bengal police.

The Uttar Pradesh police said the two suspects were “active members” of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh. They were arrested from the Surajpur police station area of Gautam Budh Nagar district.

‘Active since March’

According to the U.P. ATS, the suspects — identified as Rubel Ahmed alias Munir-ul-Islam and Musharraf Hussain alias Musa — had escaped from Bangladesh in March and started operating out of Noida and Ghaziabad.

The arrests were made on the basis of intelligence inputs by the West Bengal police. The police, however, did not specify the exact nature of terror activities the two were involved in. “No arms, cash or drugs were recovered from them. Things will be known after a thorough joint questioning,” U.P. DGP O.P. Singh told reporters.

The W.B. police will present the accused in court and request for a transit remand. A team of U.P. ATS will go to West Bengal for further questioning.

"We will try to inquire about the nature of their activities in U.P. and who are their associates still living here," said the ATS.

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