Fugitive Ayesha Jannat Mohona spent three years in India and last one year in Bangladesh before she was arrested in Dhaka on Friday on the charges of recruiting youths and raising funds for Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), said an official of the central intelligence wing in India.
The 25-year-old woman with Hindu origin from Kolkata’s adjoining Hooghly district who changed her religion to Islam joined JMB, an outlawed terror outfit in Bangladesh.
The sleuths of the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB), the central intelligence wing, are looking for leads to track Ayesha’s footprint in West Bengal and other parts of the country since she had left home four years ago.
“Bangladesh police are interrogating her. We have been told that they would share her activities in India before she settled in Bangladesh with us. Now our prime concern is what Ayesha did for three years in India after leaving home,” said a SIB officer.
The daughter of daily wage earner Pradip Debnath, who named her Pragya, left home in September 2016 saying she was going to Kolkata. “She never returned home. On the day she left home, we kept calling my daughter but her cellphone kept ringing. At night, her cell phone was not reachable. In December, she called and told that she changed her religion to Islam. We were shocked. That was the last time I heard my daughter’s voice,” recounted Pradip.
Ayesha’s family members were stunned when they were searching for her photographs to lodge a missing diary on the day she had left home.