Port Authority terror suspect’s wife gets grilled in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladeshi authorities on Tuesday were grilling the wife and other relatives of the alleged Port Authority bomber, officials said.

Authorities from Bangladesh’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Department were interrogating 25-year-old Jannatul Ferdous Jui, the wife of 27-year-old suspect Akayed Ullah, following Monday’s ISIS-inspired terror attack.

Details of the questioning in Dhaka were not immediately known, but officials said the couple has a 6-month-old son.

Other relatives, including the wife’s parents, identified by local media as Julfiqar Haider and Mahfuza Akhter, were also being questioned.

The caretaker of the home where Jui’s parents live, Rohima Islam, told The Post that Jui and Ullah were wed in an arranged marriage last year.

Ullah, a Bangladeshi native residing in Brooklyn, set off a homemade pipe bomb at the start of the morning rush inside the underground subway passageway linking the Times Square and Port
Authority subway stations.

The attack inflicted little damage because the bombed failed to detonate properly and three other people suffered minor injuries.

Ullah — who suffered the worst of the injuries — was immediately taken into custody. He told investigators from his hospital bed that he wanted revenge for decades of US attacks on Muslims, sources have said.

Relatives and cops said Ullah last visited his native country in September to see his wife and newborn son before returning to the US.

During Ullah’s most recent time in Bangladesh, he mostly resided in a small apartment in Dhaka’s Hazribagh area, said his uncle Abdul Ahad.

“He went out of his residence to offer prayers at a nearby mosque,” Ahad told the Associated Press.

Ahad added: “He stayed with his wife and 6-month-old baby boy.”

Abdul Manna, a Bangladeshi official involved with the investigation, said Ullah appeared to have no criminal record in the country and was not a known member of any militant group.

With Post wires

Source: https://nypost.com/2017/12/12/port-authority-terror-suspects-wife-gets-grilled-in-bangladesh/

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