Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, on Monday, has refused to respond to the sensational statement made by Home Minister of State (MoS) G. Kishan Reddy claiming that Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh is using madrassas in the state of West Bengal for radicalisation of the youths and for expanding their cadre.
On being asked by media over the claims made by the BJP leader, Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee refused to reply to the question and said that he is not the "right person" to answer the question.
"Let me go through the entire nature of the statement. I am not the right person to answer your question," West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee said.
Earlier speaking in the Parliament, MoS Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy said that Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, which is a terrorist organisation, is spreading radicalisation in the state of West Bengal and using madrassas as a recruitment site. He also alleged that the youth in West Bengal is being radicalised because the group is operating from the madrassas to expand its cadre.
Reddy also named the districts where the group operates from, saying that the groups have been trying to recruit largely from Burdwan and Murshidabad. The BJP leader also informed that the intelligence agencies have credible inputs and has intimated the state as well as the Centre about their findings.
The outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is behind multiple attacks in India, including 2018 Bodh Gaya blast. It has been notified as a terrorist organisation in terms of UAPA act 1967.
On July 2, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police also arrested a member of banned terror outfit from West Bengal's East Burdwan district in connection with the January 2018 Bodh Gaya blast, as per police officials.