The special task force of Kolkata Police arrested six top Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants,including four wanted in the 2014 Khagragarh blast case,from West Bengal and Assam.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satya Arnab Ghosal on Monday remanded them in police custody till 6 October. Of the six, three are Bangladeshi nationals while the others are Indians, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Vishal Garg, said.“These people left West Bengal after the Khagragarh blast and moved to south India and North-eastern states.They were planning subversive activities in south Indian states,” Garg said.

The arrested JMB activists include the head of the outfit&’s West Bengal unit Anwar Hussain Farooq alias Inam, second-in-command in the state Yusuf Sheikh alias Maulana Shiekh. The six have been charged under IPC Sections 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging of war against India government), 121(A) (conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121),122 (collecting arms), 123 (concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war) and 124(A) (sedition), he said.