Assam: Madrasa In Barpeta Allegedly Linked To Jihadi Outfits Demolished
The Barpeta district administration on Monday demolished a madrasa for allegedly linked to Jihadi activities.
The Shaikh Hind Mahmudul Hasan Jamiul Huda madrasa in the Barpeta district of Assam was demolished by the district authorities.
The madrasa was located at the Joshihatapara area in Barpeta. It was allegedly linked to proscribed organizations including Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).
It may be noted that a Bangladeshi national named Saiful Islam alias Harun Rashid alias Mohammad Suman, who had links to ABT, was behind the setting up of the madrasa in Barpeta in 2019.
He was arrested by Assam police last month in their heightened pursuit t0 weed out Jihadi elements in the state.
The Barpeta SP Amitava Singha on Saturday had sent a letter to the office of the district’s deputy commissioner, pointing out that the madrasa had links to ABT.
The madrasa was allegedly illegally built on government, the letter mentioned.