Assam: 2 Held For Suspected Terror Links In Barpeta

Police said that the court has granted them the custody of the two suspected Jihadis for 10 days.
Two more suspected Jihads were held in Assam's Barpeta | REPRESENTATIVE
Two more suspected Jihads were held in Assam's Barpeta | REPRESENTATIVE

Striving to strongly repel the rising jihadi elements in the state, Assam police on Sunday detained two more people on suspicions of having links with proscribed organizations.

Launching an operation at Bikumari in Sorbhog in Assam’s Barpeta district, police today caught the two men.

The detained individuals were identified as Akbar Ali and Abul Kalam Azad. Officials informed that following their arrest, they were produced before a court.

Police said that the court has granted them the custody of the two suspected Jihadis for 10 days.

As recently as last Friday, police apprehended another suspected Jihadi in Bongaigaon district.

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The suspected jihadi has been identified as Hafizur Rahman, hailing from Goalpara. He is alleged to have links with the Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).

Rahman was reportedly employed as a teacher in a madrasa.

Moreover, as many as four persons were taken into custody in Assam’s Goalpara on August 23 on suspicions of having links to Jihadi organizations.

This was in addition to two others who were arrested from the district, as Assam Police continued its crackdown on jihadis in the state.

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