Four persons having links with the Bangladeshi terrorist organization Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) have been arrested from Assam's Nalbari and Tamulpur districts on Monday.
Pabindra Kumar Nath, Superintendent of Police of Nalbari district told ANI that Nalbari district police arrested two persons and Tamulpur district police arrested two other persons linked with AQIS, who were identified as Sadeq Ali and Jakibul Ali.
"In connection with Ghograpar police station Case number 163/22, U/S- 120(B)/ 121/121(A)/122 IPC , R/W-Sec -10/13 UA(P) Act, Nalbari district police arrested two persons identified as Md Habel Ali (26 years old) and Abu Raihan (26 years old). Today police produced them before the court," Pabindra Kumar Nath said.
The top police official further said, during interrogation, Md Habel Ali confessed that he indoctrinated a few people to join AQIS and ABT.
The police also said that few other people are also under police radar.
Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma lauded the state police for the "commendable job" and said that the government is determined to "root out jihadi elements" from the state.
CM Sarma tweeted, “We're determined to root out jihadi elements from Assam. @TamulpurPolice has done a commendable job in nabbing 2 persons -- Sadeq Ali & Jakibul Ali -- who lured youth to join B'desh-based terror outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team affiliated to al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)," Sarma tweeted.
"Arrest of Sadeq Ali is a significant achievement since he had been radicalising youth including Jakibul Ali for past 2 years. He was also associated with JMB & Neo-JMB. Meanwhile, Ghagrapar Police (Nalbari Dist) too arrested 2 persons -- Habel Ali & Abu Raihan -- in a similar case," he further tweeted.