A Bangladeshi citizen suspected to be connected with the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), an extremist terror group inspired by the Al Qaeda was arrested on Sunday by the Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) from Charthwal area of Muzaffarnagar district.
The arrested man identified as Abdullah is alleged to be involved in carrying out terrorist activities, and recruiting young men for carrying out illegal activities also providing them with fake IDs and logistical support.
The ATS team has recovered some fake documents and Aadhar cards from the suspected Bangladeshi terrorist; they are further investigating the matter for more details and solid evidence to confirm the suspect’s identity.
The authorities are also most likely to question Abdullah’s neighbours and people from his locality as a part of the investigation.
Reportedly, Abdullah was residing in Muzaffarnagar for past one month and was arranging passports and fake IDs for influenced youths to carry out terrorist activities.
Photo of Bangladeshi terrorist arrested by UP ATS from Muzaffarnagar; he is associated with a group Ansarullah Bangla Team. pic.twitter.com/EETYh7v5mn
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The ATS also detained three more people in connection with the alleged terror syndicate manages by Abdullah.
Confirming the arrest, an ATS officer said that the Bangladeshi national was living on a fake Aadhar card and used to live in Deoband area of Saharanpur before moving to Muzaffarnagar in May, 2017.