By A Newsman
Kolkata, 08 November: A team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States has arrived in Kolkata to interrogate a suspected Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist who was arrested from Burdwan on 05 July this year.
Earlier in August, a team of Bangladesh’s intelligence agency Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) had questioned Mohammad Masiuddin alias Abu-al-Musa(25), the suspected ISIS terrorist, in connection with the attack on Dhaka hotel.
A seven member FBI team flew down in Kolkata today noon and reached the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) Kolkata office located at Salt Lake Sector-III around 03.30 pm.
Before their arrival, the NIA had secured a two day remand for Musa from the Bankshall court in Kolkata and he was then brought to the NIA office from a city jail where he had been lodged.
With the help of a translator, the FBI team began interrogating Musa from around 04.30 pm. NIA sleuths are also present as the FBI officers are digging for Musa’s links with ISIS operatives spread all over the world.
Sources maintained that FBI got interested in Musa after the NIA deciphered several encrypted e-mails and documents from his android phone. Some of the mails reportedly made it evident that he was in regular touch with the ISIS head in India and other top operatives in Bangladesh and other countries.
A resident of Labhpur in Birbhum was arrested from the Viswabharati Fast Passenger train in Burdwan station when he was returning to Birbhum from Tamil Nadu via Howrah. He used to live in Tirupur in Tamil Nadu with wife and two children and worked there at a grocery shop.