Highlights

  • Assam Police has detained 11 persons from four locations of the state
  • Detainees believed to have links with Bangladesh-based terror outfits AQIS and ABT
  • Police seized electronic devices and incriminating documents

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Jamiul Huda Madrassa, a building at Sahariagaon of Morigaon has been sealed. It is suspected of serving as a harbour or safe house of the detained persons.

Assam Police has detained 11 persons from four locations of the state for having alleged links with Bangladesh-based radical outfits Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). A case has been registered under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against one of the suspects.

GP Singh, Special DGP L&O, Border, Director V&AC & Chief Anti-Rhino Poaching Task Force, Assam, told ANI that those detained from Morigaon, Barpeta, Guwahati and Goalpara districts, "are connected to Islamic fundamentalism having linkages with global terror outfits viz. AQIS and ABT. Further action is being taken per law."

The police further informed that the Jamiul Huda Madrassa at Sahariagaon of Morigaon has also been sealed as it is suspected of being a harbour or safe house of the detained persons.

Aparna N, SP, Morigaon said, "We got info about a man named Mustafa who runs a madrassa in Moriabari associated with anti-national activities. He's linked with financing the Ansarullah Bangla Team related to Al-Qaeda in the sub-continent. Case registered under various sections of UAPA."

The police have reportedly seized numerous electronic devices and incriminating documents from detained persons and further investigation is being carried out to unearth linkages and the network.

"It's an outcome of a long surveillance operation of Assam police and central agencies," added Special DGP GP Singh.

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