The Detective Branch of police yesterday disclosed that they arrested an Indian terrorist who is one of
the most wanted by the Indian law enforcing and intelligence agencies.
The arrestee Mufti Obaidullah is part of a Pakistan based Islamist terrorist
organization Laskar-e-Taiyeba, which has been active in Bangladesh for the last
14 years. Obaidullah has been residing in Bangladesh since 1995.
Local leaders of the organization have
links to the network of absconding Indian mafia don Daud Ibrahim.
Obaidullah was preparing for a jihad with
other terrorist groups located in Pakistan.
Previously, he has taken part in conflicts
in Afghanistan several times and was active in India with the help of militants
in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Obaidullah came to Bangladesh to evade Indian
intelligence after the government of that country in 1994 had declared him one
of the most wanted.
Matiur Chowdhury has more on the story.