FBI team in Kolkata to grill IS suspect

Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) A team of US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation sleuths is in the city to quiz suspected IS and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative Mohammad Masiuddin alias Musa, who was arrested by the West Bengal CID in July.

Sources close to the development said the FBI team wanted to interrogate Musa about his links with the Islamic State.

Earlier in the day, a city court granted the National Investigation Agency the custody of Musa, who was in judicial remand for two days.

Musa was nabbed by the CID on July 4 from aboard a train in Burdwan for having alleged links with foreign extremists including the IS. The probe was subsequently taken over by the NIA.

In August, Musa was grilled by a hi-profile intelligence team from Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion which is probing the terror attacks in Dhaka and Kishoreganj.