- All of them are in police custody now
- Police eye on private madrassa in Assam
- A total of 11 people have been arrested so far from Morigaon, Goalpara, Guwahati and Barpeta.
Assam News: Investigations by the Assam Police and central agencies have confirmed links of 11 people arrested in the state last week to Bangladeshi terror outfit Ansarul Bangla Team. A senior police officer gave this information on Monday. The arrested people have been questioned by the Assam Police and central agencies.
An eye on private madrasas in Assam
State’s Special Director General of Police (Law and Order) GP Singh, after holding a meeting with the investigation teams in Morigaon, said the investigation has been satisfactory so far and the arrested people have been interrogated by the Assam Police and central agencies. He said that the police was keeping a watch on private madrasas across Assam to trace any suspicious activity and action would be taken if any information is received in this regard.
Evidence found of financial links between two people and a jihadist organization
GP Singh said, “I have reviewed the investigation and so far its progress is satisfactory, but there is a long way to go. Clear evidence has been found about the financial links between the two arrested in Morigaon and the jihadi organization. It also appears that there is a connection between these people and those who were recently arrested in Tripura and Bhopal.” 11 people have been arrested and all of them are currently in police custody.
These jihadis were caught a few days ago
Twelve alleged jihadis linked to Bangladesh-based terrorist group Ansarul Islam were arrested from two districts of Assam. Seven other people from Morigaon district were also caught on suspicion of being contacts of the same organisation. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that two major terror modules were busted in a nationally coordinated operation in the state.
Allegations made under UAPA
Superintendent of Police Amitabh Sinha said that of the 12 suspected jihadis, 10 were arrested from Jania area of Barpeta district, while one was detained from Guwahati. Morigaon district police chief Aparna Natarajan said another man, who runs a private madrassa in Soruchola village under Moirabari police station, was arrested and charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
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