FROM SOUTH ASIAN INTELLIGENCE REVIEW- OCT 2017
Posted on October 4th, 2017

BANGLADESH

Militants using secured messaging apps to dodge cops, say Anti-Terrorism Unit officials: Police’s Anti-Terrorism Unit officials said that militant outfits have apparently smartened up and become tech-savvy as they are now using encrypted communications applications or apps more and more to maintain communications online, making it harder for the law enforcement agencies to trace them. They said the militants initially used popular apps like Facebook and its Messenger, and Google Hangouts to communicate. Dhaka Tribune, October 2, 2017.

440 people accused in 331 militancy related cases have fled country after getting bail, say security agencies: At the National Committee on Militancy Resistance and Prevention meeting on September 4, members from the security agencies said 440 people accused in 331 militancy related cases have fled the country after getting bail. According to different law enforcement agencies, more than 200 suspected militants are out on bail since January. Most of these militants are members of Neo-Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB), old JMB, Ansar al-Islam, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B) and Hizb-ut Tahrir, said jail sources. It is usually the delay in investigation and legal proceedings that allow militants take advantage of the system. Dhaka Tribune, September 26, 2017.

INDIA

75 locations identified as vulnerable to Rohingya infiltration, says report: A day after India decided to review the free movement regime with Myanmar, Security Forces (SFs) have managed to push back several Rohingya Muslims trying to cross over and identified 75 locations as vulnerable to infiltration. Following the decision by the Government to deport Rohingya Muslims, the Border Security Force (BSF) has reviewed several vulnerable locations along the border. During this operation, the BSF managed to push back over 15 Rohingya Muslims. BSF officials also identified 75 locations and termed them as vulnerable to infiltration. One India, September 27, 2017.

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