'State Minister' of Home Affairs of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told The Hindu on Tuesday that two IS assassins sought by Bangladesh for the October 3 murder of Japanese agro-researcher Kunio Hoshi, have crossed over to India, reports The Hindu.
"The Hindu reports the Bangladesh Home Minister as State Minister of Home Affairs".
“We have alerted Indian authorities about their presence,” Mr. Kamal said.
Senior Home Ministry officials told The Hindu that they were working on the intelligence forwarded by Bangladesh and were trying to track them.
Bangladesh’s claim about the IS killers of Hoshi, hiding in India were the latest after it handed over a list containing 204 names of the “Shirsho Shontrashi” (top terrorists) of Bangladesh reportedly hiding in India.
“We handed over the list containing photographs and even addresses and also discussed the threat from the IS during the Home Secretary-level talks that were held in Dhaka on November 16. The border area around Bangladesh, especially certain regions in West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya have hideouts that are being used by these terrorists as bases,” Mr. Kamal told The Hindu from Dhaka.
The Minister said though two assassins of the IS had been tracked inside India, the list of 204 has several names belonging to the Jamat ul-Mujahideen (JUM) and the Ansarulallah Bangla, which were violent fundamentalist group waging battle against Bangladesh.