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Assam: Two more held with al-Qaeda links in Barpeta; 37 so far arrested from state

Assam: The police had been conducting an eviction drive in a Madrasa in the Barpeta district since Monday morning.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Published on: August 29, 2022 14:25 IST
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Image Source : ANI Assam: 2 more people held with Al-Qaeda links in Barpeta

Highlights

  • The Madrasa, in which the eviction drive was conducted, was illegally constructed on government land
  • There is a link between the arrested two persons and the Madrasa, police said
  • Another Madrasa in Barpeta district of Assam was demolished because of terror links

Assam Police have arrested two more persons linked with Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in the Barpeta district.

Amitava Sinha, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Barpeta district told ANI that two persons were arrested for their alleged link with AQIS/ABT.

So far, 37 persons have been arrested linked with AQIS/ABT in Assam.

The district administration and police have been conducting an eviction drive in a Madrasa in the Barpeta district since Monday morning.

Amitava Sinha said that the Madrasa was illegally constructed on government land and there is a link between the arrested two persons and the Madrasa.

Meanwhile, a Madrasa named Shaikhul Hind Mahmudul Hasan Jamiul Huda Islamic Academy located at Dhakaliapara in Barpeta district of Assam and linked with terror suspect was demolished by the district administration and police of Barpeta district on Monday morning.

According to police, two Bangladeshi terrorists linked with AQIS/ABT had stayed at the Madrasa.

One among two Bangladeshi terrorists Md Suman alias Saiful Islam was arrested by police earlier but another terrorist is still absconding.

The principal of Shaikhul Hind Mahmudul Hasan Jamiul Huda Islamic Academy, Mahmunur Rashid was also arrested by police.

Akbar Ali who helped both Bangladeshi terrorists in their illegal activities along with his brother Abul Kalam Azad have also been arrested by Barpeta district police last night.

During the eviction drive, heavy security personnel was deployed at the location. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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