Officials of India's National Investigation Agency (NIA), in the presence of West Bengal state police officials, escort Bangladesh national Seikh Rahmatulla alias Sajid (C) from the police van to a special court in Kolkata on November 9, 2014. Sajid, allegedly the chief of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMD) terror module in the recent Burdwan blast, was arrested near the city airport November 8. Earlier NIA has announced a reward of INR 100000 (1,629 dollars) for information leading to the arrest of 32 year old Sajid. (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

A total of 120 Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists were arrested in India in the last five years, including 59 in Assam, the country’s Union minister G Kishan Reddy informed Parliament on Wednesday.

He said the government had listed the JMB or the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and all its manifestations as banned terrorist organisations.

“As per available information, security forces arrested a total of 120 terrorists belonging to Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in the country during the past five years,” Reddy said, replying to a written question in the Rajya Sabha.

Among the JMB terrorists arrested in the country, 59 were held in Assam, 42 in West Bengal, four each in Kerala and Jharkhand, three each in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, two in Uttar Pradesh and one each in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Tripura, the minister said.

The issues related to security cooperation, including terrorism, were being raised with Bangladesh under the bilateral security cooperation between the countries and intelligence sharing between the agencies concerned was an ongoing process, he added.

(PTI)