Persevering with the crackdown on Jihadi terrorists working from mosques and madrasas in Assam, two extra imams have been arrested by police for hyperlinks with Islamic terror teams. The 2 Imams have been arrested by the Goalpara Police in Assam as a part of a broad anti-terror operation in opposition to the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and the Islamic terrorist group Al Qaeda Indian Subcontinent. After being questioned by police for a lot of hours, Jalaluddin Sheikh (49), the imam of Tilapara Natun Masjid, and Abdus Subhan (43), the imam of Tinkunia Shantipur Masjid, Mornoi, have been each taken into police custody.
When the 2 Imams’ residences have been searched, authorities stated they discovered a big amount of proof associated to Al Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), in addition to Jihadi literature, posters, books, and different supplies together with cellphones, SIM playing cards, and ID playing cards. The 2 individuals who have been arrested have been involved recurrently with the Ansarullah Bangla Staff (ABT) items in Barpeta and Morigaon. ABT serves as a conduit for Al Qaeda within the Indian Subcontinent.
Two suspected terrorists linked with Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Staff (ABT) have been arrested by police in Goalpara district final night time: Assam Police pic.twitter.com/Zzrqey91k2
— ANI (@ANI) August 21, 2022
In accordance with Sections 120(B)/121/121(A) of the IPC and RW Sections 18/18 (B)/19/20 UA(P) Act, a case has been filed on the Matia Police Station, and an investigation has now commenced.
The suspects organised a Dharma Sabha in December 2019 on the Sundarpur Tilapara Madrassa, Matia PS, the place quite a few Bangladeshi nationals with AQIS ties have been invited as visitor audio system, the pair revealed throughout interrogation.
Moreover, they have been energetic in providing logistical assist and internet hosting quite a few fugitive Bangladeshi nationals. The 2 additionally acknowledged recruiting Ansars/Sleeper Cells and being AQIS members. In addition they developed robust connections with the AQIS/Ansarullah Bangla Staff (ABT) modules in Barpeta and Morigaon districts.
Addressing a press convention final night time, Goalpara SP VK Rakesh Reddy said that each of the accused are straight linked to ABT, and Abdus Subhan has been related to it since 2018. He additionally stated that the 2 imams have been in common contact with others who’ve been arrested from Barpeta and Marigaon districts for jihadi hyperlinks. The police officer stated that Sheikh and Subhan have been working for recruiting youths within the space for jihad.
In response to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, 5 modules of the terrorist group Ansarullah Bangla Staff (ABT) have been disbanded within the earlier 5 months with the help of different investigating businesses.
The CM stated that because of the police busting a number of Islamist modules composed of Bangladeshi immigrants, jihadi actions in Assam had change into a critical fear. Police in different states have additionally disbanded quite a few jihadi and terror modules.
In response to the chief minister, ABT members work together with each other utilizing extremely developed chat functions that make use of peer-to-peer encryption, making it exceedingly difficult to observe their on-line exercise. Peer-to-peer encryption, in accordance with Assam CM, is extra superior than end-to-end encryption, and Al Qaeda additionally makes use of such functions. They virtually at all times uninstall the chat functions after utilizing them and by no means make cellphone requires ABT-related conversions.