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'Coming soon': ISIS poster warns in Bengali, BJP leader blames Mamata Banerjee for threat

The Telegram Channel Indicated That The Salafi Terrorist Group Is Planning A Major Attack In Either Bangladesh Or West Bengal.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 28 Apr 2019, 10:20:13 PM
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New Delhi:

A day after reports suggest that a pro-Islamic State Telegram channel released a poster in Bengali saying “Shighroi Aschhe” (coming soon), senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya blamed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for the same and said the Trinamool Congress is not removed from power soon, the state would "become like Jammu and Kashmir". 

The Telegram channel indicated that the Salafi terrorist group is planning a major attack in either Bangladesh or West Bengal. The poster which was released on Thursday night reads "Shighroi Aschhe, Inshallah..." and features the logo of Al Mursalat.Vijayvargiya hit out at Mamata Banerjee, saying her "appeasement politics" is the reason why terrorists have been able to establish their base in the state.

"The threat of ISIS coming to Bengal has taken us by surprise, all of this is happening because of Mamata''s appeasement politics. If Mamata Banerjee is not removed from Bengal then the state will become like Jammu and Kashmir, it is due to her that the terrorists have got a stronghold in the border areas," Vijayvargiya was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

A probe is underway, as per sources in the intelligence agency.  The investigation into the existence and circulation of the Bengali poster is being taken seriously after the bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250 people and injured 400 others. Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing 253 people.

The ISIS has claimed the attacks, but the government has blamed local Islamist extremist group the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) for the attacks. President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday that over 130 suspects linked to the ISIS  have been operating in the country.The NTJ had close links with the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India unit.

Sri Lankan state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene had earlier said the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India (JMI), a unit of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or JMB, may have had a role in Sunday's bombings.However, there is very little information on JMI's activities in India. But, there have been several reports that indicate its presence in India. 

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First Published : 28 Apr 2019, 10:01:27 PM