Assam: Eight people arrested with links to Al-Qaeda in Barpeta sent to custody for 9 days
Barpeta, July 29: Eight people, who had links to Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Bangladesh-based Ansarullah Bangla (ABT) team in Assam, were taken into custody for 9 days by the Barpeta court Friday.
“The eight arrested persons with links to AQIS/ABT were presented today at the Magistrates’ Court in Barpeta, Assam. The court remanded them in custody for 9 days,” said Amitava Sinha, SP of Barpeta.Tamil Nadu: A physical education teacher at a public school near the city of Coimbatore was arrested for sexually harassing female students.
In a major crackdown in the northeastern state of Assam, 11 people were arrested on Thursday for their alleged links to global terror groups, including al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent (AQIS) and the Ansarullah Bangla (ABT) team based in Bangladesh.
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Police say the 11 people, who were arrested yesterday in Assam’s Morigaon, Barpeta, Guwahati and Goalpara districts, are “linked to Islamic fundamentalism” with links to AQIS and ABT.
Other measures will be taken in accordance with the law.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while strongly denouncing “jihadist modules” in the state, said a lot of information is expected from these arrests.
“From yesterday to today, we captured two jihadist modules in Barpeta and Morigaon districts of Assam and arrested all those involved in the jihadist modules.
This coordinated action with national law enforcement agencies was a coordinated effort and we will get a lot more information about these arrests,” Sarma said.
According to Assam Police, Mustafa alias Mufti Mustafa, who is accused in the case, is a resident of Saharia Gaon in Morigaon district, and an active member of the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) which is linked to Al -Qaeda in India. Subcontinent (AQIS).
“Assam Police have arrested 11 people from Morigaon, Barpeta, Guwahati and Goalpara districts. They are linked to Islamic fundamentalism with links to global terrorist groups namely AQIS and ABT. Further actions are being taken in line with the law,” said GP Singh, L&O Special DGP. , Border, Director V&AC & Chief Anti-Rhino Braconing Task Force, Assam, told ANI.
According to police information, the accused Mustafa alias Mufti Mustafa, a resident of Saharia Gaon in Morigaon district is a major financial conduit of the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) module in India. Mustafa was an active member of the ABT.
The ABT is linked to Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). Mustafa runs a madrassa by the name of Jamiul Huda Madrassa in Sahariagaon. According to the police, the activities of the madrassa were financed by the proceeds of illegal activities. The Jamiul Huda Madrassa was sealed off by the police.
“It is believed to be a port or a safe house for detainees,” police added. Along with Mustafa, police arrested Afsaruddin Bhuyan (39) from Morigaon.
The police arrested Abbas Ali (22), a resident of Goalpara. According to the police, he provided logistics and shelter to one of the fleeing members, namely Mehbubur Rehman.
Mehbubur Rehman aka Mehbub is also a member of Ansarullah Bangla team. He was wanted in the Jogighopa PS case. He was arrested by the Bongaigaon Police Team on July 26. subcontinent. Case registered under various sections of UAPA,” said Aparna N, SP, Morigaon.
Others arrested are Jubair Khan (25), Rafiqul Islam (27), Dewan Hamidul Islam (20), Moinul Haque (42), Kajibur Hussain (37), Muzibaur Rahman (50), Shahanur Aslam and Sahjahan Ali (34). .
Eight people were arrested by Barpeta police for links with AQIS and ABT. A case (no. 763/22) was registered at Barpeta Police Station under Article 120(b)/121/121(A) ICC read with Article 17/18/18(B)/ 19/20 AU(P) Act, 1967.
Police seized numerous incriminating electronic devices and documents from detainees. Further investigation and operations are underway to uncover the links and the network.
“This is the result of a long surveillance operation by the police and central agencies of Assam,” Special DGP GP Singh said on Thursday. (ANI)
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