Al-Qaeda-linked terror module busted in Assam
29 July, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
People who were apprehended yesterday in Assam's districts of Morigaon, Barpeta, Guwahati, and Goalpara are allegedly "linked to Islamic extremism" and have ties to AQIS and ABT.
11 people were seized as part of a significant operation in northeastern state of Assam for their claimed connections to international terror groups, including Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Bangladesh-based Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT). A Madrassa teacher in the state was also among those arrested.
People who were apprehended yesterday in Assam’s districts of Morigaon, Barpeta, Guwahati, and Goalpara are allegedly “linked to Islamic extremism” and have ties to AQIS and ABT.
While criticising the “Jihadi modules” in the state harshly, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that a lot of information is anticipated from these arrests, law will be followed in taking further action.
“Between yesterday and today, we apprehended two Jihadi modules in the Assamese districts of Barpeta and Morigaon, and we also detained everyone else connected to the Jihadi modules. The national police agencies worked together on this coordinated activity, and the arrests will provide us with a wealth of further information “added Sarma.
An active member of the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), which is connected to Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, Mustafa alias Mufti Mustafa, one of the defendants in the case, lives in Saharia Gaon in the Morigaon area, according to the Assam Police (AQIS).
He is a crucial source of funding for the ABT module in India.