6 jihadis arrested from Assam, terrorists of Al Qaeda TOU

6 jihadis arrested from Assam, terrorists of Al Qaeda


6 jihadis arrested from Assam, terrorists of Al Qaeda

The Assam Police on Friday arrested six Islamist militants linked to Bangladesh-based radical Islamist group Ansar al-Islam from Barpeta district in lower Assam. This terrorist organization is considered to be the Bangladesh Module (AQIS) of Al Qaeda in the subcontinent. On March 5, Assam Police had arrested 5 other Islamist terrorists belonging to the same terrorist organization.

The terrorists arrested on Friday include Suleman Ali (33), Zahidul Islam (39), Saddam Hussain (25), Rashidul Islam Haq (28), Musharraf Hussain (27) and Mokibul Hussain (24). The Assam Police seized 15 mobile handsets, 21 SIM cards and several documents written in Arabic language from them. The arrested jihadis were produced in the Barpeta district court. The court sent him to 10-day police custody.

“Panchjanya” has already reported that radical Islamist groups affiliated to the Bangladesh-based terrorist network are trying to set up bases in Assam. Earlier on March 5, the police had arrested Saiful Islam alias Haroon Rashid alias Mohammad Suman. He is a Bangladeshi citizen and hails from Narayanganj district of the neighboring country. A top Assam Police source said that Saiful Islam was working as a teacher at Dhakliyapara Masjid in Barpeta district. The terrorists were arrested from Barpeta Road, Howli, Sarthebari areas based on an intelligence report shared by the Special Branch of the Assam Police. Barpeta police sources said that the arrested Bangladeshi national Saiful Islam was the mastermind of the jihadi network in Assam. He was tasked by his masters to spread Islamic terrorist network in Assam. After the arrest of Haroon Rashid on March 5, the Assam Police is succeeding in breaking the jihadi network.

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