The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday arrested a suspected Bangladeshi terrorist associated with Islamic extremist group Ansarullah Bangla Team from Muzaffarnagar.
Abdullah was arrested from Kutesara locality in Charthawal area of Muzaffarnagar district by an ATS team, IG, ATS, Asim Arun said.
He was living in the area for the past one month and earlier was residing in Deoband area of Saharanpur since 2011 and had also got his Aadhar card and passport prepared on fake identity, the officer said.
Cops also seized fake stamps of village pradhans, district election officer and other administrative authorites to create fake IDs from the arrested suspect.
Abdullah is associated with Ansarullah Bangla Team and was involved in preparing fake identity proofs of terrorists especially of Bangladesh and help them get safe hideouts in India.
Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) is an al Qaeda inspired Islamic extremist group in Bangladesh. ATS teams of Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar and local police of Shamli are conducting searches after his arrest.
As per the information provided by TRAC (Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium), ABT’s objectives include the radicalization of youth in Bangladesh, inciting active participation in a local jihad and seeking control of areas in Bangladesh. According to website of TRAC, the group uses cyberspace extensively in propagating jihadist ideology and training manuals to guide terror attacks.
(With PTI inputs)