|Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J-K’s Ganderbal|
|[HindustanTimes] Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kulan area of the central district in the morning following inputs about the presence of s. During the search, the hiding fired upon the security forces, who retaliated, according to an officer.|
A was killed and an Army soldier injured in an encounter between the ultras and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kulan area of the central Kashmir district in the morning following inputs about the presence of s. During the search, the hiding fired upon the security forces, who retaliated, according to an officer.
A was killed during the . An army soldier was also injured and rushed to a medical facility for treatment, the officer said.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain is yet to be ascertained. The operation is on and further details are awaited, the officer added.
|Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court|
|[Al Jazeera] The Rohingya minority. has filed a case at the ' top court accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against the |
Lawyers for The Gambia said in a statement on Monday that the case also asks the International Court of Justice to urgently order measures "to stop Myanmar's genocidal conduct immediately".
The Gambia filed the case on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Myanmar's military unleashed a brutal campaign against the Rohingya in August 2017 in response to attacks by an . More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape what has been called an ethnic cleansing campaign involving mass rapes, killings and burning of their homes.
So what actually happened was that, rather than spend years fighting an Islamic insurgency kicked off by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army and a few clones, the Burmese just dumped the entire Rohingya population, which they considered invasive in the first place.
The mission also said in its final report in September that Myanmar should be held responsible in international legal forums for alleged genocide against the Rohingya, a majority- ethnic group that has long faced persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
Myanmar's UN ambassador Hau Do Suan last month called the UN fact-finding mission "one-sided" and based on "misleading information and secondary sources". He said Myanmar's government took accountability seriously and that perpetrators of all violations "causing the large outflow of displaced persons to Bangladesh must be held accountable".
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|Ohio Authorities Seize Nearly 45 Pounds of Fentanyl: ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’|
|[BREITBART] Authorities seized almost 45 pounds of illegal fentanyl in Montgomery County, Ohio, during the week of October 21.|
On their Facebook page Tuesday, the Regional Agencies Narcotics & Gun Enforcement (R.A.N.G.E) stated that 3 suspects involved in the alleged drug trafficking scheme were also arrested.
Shamar Davis,31, Anthony Franklin, 30, and Grady Jackson, 37, of Dayton face charges of "Possession with Intent to Distribute 400 or more grams of Fentanyl and Felon in Possession of a Firearm," according to the post.
In addition to the fentanyl, authorities also uncovered a suspected 3 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 pound of heroin, 3 firearms, and almost $30,000 in cash, according to NBC News.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said the multi-million dollar drug haul could have devastated the surrounding area had it made its way into the community.
"The quantity of fentanyl in this case amounts to chemical warfare and a weapon of mass destruction," he commented, adding that "I applaud the work of our task force and our law enforcement partners ‐ this is an enormous amount of deadly drugs that will no longer be on our streets."
|Man who advocated caning for adultery gets caned for adultery|
|[CNN] An Indonesian man has been publicly flogged for adultery, under a draconian law he helped create.|
Mukhlis, a member of the Aceh Ulema Council (MPU) in the deeply conservative Aceh province of Indonesia, received 28 lashes in front of a crowd on Thursday after being caught having an affair with a married woman. Like many Indonesians, Mukhlis goes by a single name.
His agency advises the local government on drafting and implementing religious laws.
A video by the AFP news agency shows him grimacing as each strike is delivered onto his back by a masked officer on a stage, in front of a handful of onlookers -- some of whom filmed on their cell phones. The woman with whom he was caught also received a series of lashes.
Aceh, the country's only region to impose Sharia law, uses caning to punish a series of offenses, such as homosexuality, drinking alcohol and having sex outside of marriage.
"We have clarified his identity and we proceeded with the investigation and handed over the dossier to prosecutors, and today we carried out the implementation of the flogging punishment," AFP reported Muhammad Hidayat, the Banda Aceh sharia police chief, as telling news hounds at the caning.
"A lot of things we can learn, but ultimately we have to enforce God's laws, especially on Islamic land like here," Muhammad Ramdan, a Banda Aceh resident, added.
The state's Sharia criminal code went into effect in September 2015, and a number of people have been caned under the laws.
Last year 15 people, including five women, received the punishment for a variety of crimes. Before that, two men were lashed 83 times for homosexuality.
"No matter who you are... if you violate (Islamic) law you will be whipped," Husaini Wahab, the deputy regent of the Aceh Besar municipality, told AFP after the latest caning.
|RAB arrests two suspected JMB members in Dhaka|
|[Dhaka Tribune] (RAB) have arrested two suspected members of banned outfit (JMB).|
They were arrested from Mirpur's Rupnagar area of Dhaka early Wednesday.
RAB legal and media wing Senior Assistant Director Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan said: "They are active members of JMB."
"We are questioning them and will soon take legal action."
|Rohingya man arrested in Bangladesh after $5m drug haul|
|[Al Jazeera] Police in Bangladesh have arrested a Rohingya man with $5m of methamphetamine pills in their biggest narcotics haul this year, according to officials.|
Special police staged a raid on a beach in the Cox's Bazar district on the border with Myanmar on Sunday following a tip that a trawler carrying the drugs would land there, a said on Monday.
The said 800,000 pills were found in sacks in the trawler and one Rohingya suspect was detained while several others escaped.
About 740,000 Rohingya arrived in Bangladesh after a Myanmar military crackdown in August 2017 and drug dealing has become a growing problem in the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar where they live.
The seizure was the biggest made this year of the methamphetamine pills, known as yaba, which have become a popular drug among young people in the nation of 168 million.
Since a crackdown was launched last year, more than 500 suspected s - including at least 25 Rohingya - have been by police and security forces.
|Rohingya refugees agree move to Bangladesh island|
|[DAWN] Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal, officials said on Sunday, despite fears the site is prone to flooding.|
Dhaka has long wanted to move 100,000 refugees to the muddy silt islet, saying it would take pressure off the overcrowded border camps where almost a million Rohingya live.
Some 740,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in August 2017 in the face of a military crackdown, joining 200,000 refugees already in makeshift tent settlements at Cox's Bazar.
Bangladesh's refugee commissioner, Mahbub Alam, said officials overseeing the relocation would be posted to Bhashan Char island in the next few days.
"Approximately 6,000-7,000 refugees have already expressed their willingness to be relocated to Bhashan Char," Alam told AFP from Cox's Bazar, adding that "the number is rising".
He did not say when the refugees would be moved, but a senior Navy officer involved in building facilities on the island said it could start by December, with some 500 refugees sent daily.
|Indonesia's Aceh says wildlife poachers to get 100 lashes|
|[PULSE.NG] Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia's Aceh province, which usually reserves whipping for morality crimes under Islamic law.|
|Arrested HujiB leader met Osama bin Laden|
|[Dhaka Tribune] Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh (B) leader Mohammad Atiqullah, an Afghan-war returnee, met al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan during the war that started in 2001.|
Atiqullah, who was arrested in Dhaka on Wednesday, had multiple meetings with top leaders, including Laden, , and Ayman al- , according to police.
Bin Laden, who ordered the September 11 attacks in 2001, was killed by US forces during a raid in , Pakistain, in May 2011.
On Wednesday evening, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit picked up Atiqullah, alias Asadullah, alias Zulfiqar, 49, and two of his associates, Mohammad Borhan Uddin Rabbani, 42, and Mohammad Nazim Uddin, alias Shamim, 43, from a playground near Boro Mosque in Nikunja 2.
During interrogation, Atiqullah told them about his meetings with bin Laden and other leaders and his ties to al-Qaeda, according to CTTC sources.
Informed that several HuJIB men had gathered at a playground for a secret meeting, a CTTC team conducted a raid there, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman,on Thursday.
He also said Atiqullah was an organizing secretary of the committee of HuJIB formed by Mufti Hannan in 1996, and was later assigned to oversee the Baitul Mal and International Relations Department of the organization.
CTTC sources said that during the tenure of the last caretaker government, he went into hiding in and visited Pakistain multiple times for activities.
in primary interrogation, police learned that Atiqullah has connections with groups in other countries, including Pakistain, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, sources at the CTTC said.
A CTTC official related to the investigation said Atiqullah also told police that he is a bomb specialist. After being exiled abroad for long, he returned to Bangladesh in March this year, and had been trying to contact old members of the outfit to reorganize it.
He also had been trying to recruit new members to speed up HuJIB's activities in the upcoming days, he said.
The CTTC official said Atiqullah also made organizational visits to various places across the country, and raised money from both domestic and foreign sources, to mobilize the organization.
Najim, one of two other persons arrested besides Atiqullah, is a secretary of the HuJIB Dhaka Metropolitan South unit, while the other person arrested, Rabbani was given the responsibility of handling Feni district.
Recently, the three, Atiqullah, Najim, and Rabbani, were trying to reorganize the group, focusing on India's and Rohingya issues, said the official.
DC Masudur Rahman said a case has been filed in this connection with Khilkhet under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
|From terror, mingling with migrants to fake currency: How JMB made South India its playground|
|[OneIndia] The arrest of Jahidul Islam alias Kausar has given the National Investigation to several clues as to how the Jamat-ul-Mujahideen had been operating in South India.|
Islam is an accused both in the Burdwan and Bodhgaya blasts and he was arrested after nearly a five year chase. He along with his accomplice, Habibur Rehman were hiding in Karnataka at the time of their arrest.
Prior to this they have moved around several places in South India, which included Tamil Nadu, where they even tested rocket shells. Interestingly these were not the only arrests that were made in connection with the same module and case.
It may be recalled that in January 19, 2018, two more persons Abdul Karim and Mustafizur Rehman were arrested from the labour camp of Bengali speaking persons in Mallapuram in Kerala. Both were also of Bengal origin and were wanted in connection with the Bodhgaya case.
Intelligence Bureau officials tell OneIndia that this is not for the first time that have come down South to hide. There have been several such instances reported in Kerala and Hyderabad as well. They tend to mix with the migrant population including the Rohingyas and continue to stay on in states such as Telangana, Kerala and Karnataka.
In Mallapuram, the members of the JMB were staying at a camp for a long time which was set up for Bengali speaking people. Even in Karnataka, their activities go unchecked as they tend to mingle with those who have migrated in search of work. There is also a concern with regard to the Rohingyas who have moved to various parts of the country in large numbers, including Karnataka. These often use such persons as a shield and use such states as a safe haven.
The Bengal-Bengaluru connection is not restricted to terror alone. There has been a dedicated route between these two states which has been busted by the NIA which probing a case relating to fake currency.
The NIA's Hyderabad wing had in March 2018 arrested Saddam Hussain, a resident of Bengaluru who was found in possession of fake currency to the tune of Rs 26,000.
The NIA team also recovered two demonetised currency notes of the value Rs 1,000. The accused was allegedly circulating fake currency in various parts of his country after obtaining it from his contacts in Mada, West Bengal.
During investigation it was revealed that accused Saddam had travelled to Malda from Bangaluru on the instructions of Amirul Hoque and collected High Quality FICN from Roustam on four occasions.
|First wave of migrants evacuated from Libya heads to Rwanda|
|[AlAhram] The first evacuation flight of African refugees and asylum-seekers was set to arrive in Rwanda on Thursday in the latest effort to divert and care for thousands from the continent who failed in their efforts to reach The East African nation's agreement to take in 500 people who have been trapped in crowded, dangerous Libyan detention centers has raised questions and concerns. It is not clear how long they will be held in Rwanda and what happens if no other country agrees to take them permanently.|
``Refugees who will wish to stay in Rwanda permanently will be given asylum,'' Olivier Kayumba, permanent secretary in the ministry of emergency management and refugee affairs, told The . Authorities said the people were in a bad state of health and media access to their arrival was restricted.
|When JMB terrorists from Bengal test fired rocket shells in TamilNadu|
|[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency has made some major inroads after it arrested a key operative of the Jamat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh.|
Several details are trickling out after the NIA took into its custody JMB Terrorist Jahidul Islam alias Kausar, who is also an accused in the Burdwan and Bodhgaya blasts.
During his questioning, he told the NIA that he and his associates had test fired three rocket shells at Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu. He said he and his associates, Habibur had prepared these rockets using a crude device. From here the NIA seized remnants of kabooms such as 8 batteries of 1.5 volt each, a hollow cylindrical carton used for launching the rocket shell and pieces of electrical wire.
He also said that he and his associates took shelter in various locations in South India. He said that the hideouts were at Aribele, Kadugodi, K.R.Puram, Chikkbanavara and Shikaripalya, Electronic City in Bengaluru.
NIA officials tell OneIndia that from the hideout in Electronic City, several incriminating articles meant to be used for preparation of IEDs and grenades such as two cuboid shaped batteries wrapped with plastic tape and electrical wire, one capacitor, three switches, one micro lithium cell, one plastic transparent box containing black colour chemical wrapped in a white paper, hand gloves, identity cards, rent agreement of one of the hideouts, handwritten letters in Bengali language, one digital camera and silver articles looted during dacoities committed in Bengaluru in 2018, have been seized.
Jahidul was arrested in August for his role in both the Burdwan and Bodhgaya blasts.
Islam, who is a member of the Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh was arrested from Ramagara, around 50 kilometres from Bengaluru, Karnataka. Based on specific information, the NIA raided his home.
During the search, the NIA found some electronic devices besides traces of explosives. He is a top leader of JMB in India and is wanted in Burdwan blast case and in many other cases in Bangladesh also. He is the master mind of the Bodhgaya case.
Earlier the NIA arrested two persons in connection with the planning of a kaboom at the Bodh Gaya complex on January 19 2018. The arrested persons have been identified as Abdul Karim and Mustafizur Rehman, both residents of West Bengal.
They were arrested from the labour camp of Bengali speaking persons in Mallapuram in Kerala. The NIA says that the duo were hiding in this camp after planting the improvised bombs.
The NIA has so far managed to establish the identity of 10 persons involved in the conspiracy. With the nabbing of these two persons, the number of persons to be arrested in this case has gone up to 5.
The NIA says that the conspiracy was hatched by ten persons belonging to the Bangladesh based outfit, Jamaat-ul Mujahideen, Bangladesh.
It may be recalled that the Intelligence Bureau had warned that several illegal im colonists would look to make their way down south and the entry point would be Kerala. In the above mentioned case, the arrests were made from a Bengali camp. Officers have been saying for long that illegal colonists from Bangladesh take shelter in such camps, as it becomes hard for security agencies to detect.