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Links of 11 arrested in Assam to Bangladeshi terror group confirmed: police

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Police maintain surveillance of private madrasas across Assam for ‘suspicious activity’

Police maintain surveillance of private madrasas across Assam for ‘suspicious activity’

The investigation has confirmed the links of 11 people arrested last week in Assam to the Bangladesh-based terror squad Ansarul Bangla Team, a senior police officer said on Monday.

The investigation so far has been “satisfactory” and those arrested have been questioned by both Assam Police and central agencies, the state’s Special Director General of Police (Law and order), GP Singh, after meeting with the investigation teams.

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Police are keeping surveillance of private madrasas across Assam for any “suspicious activity” and necessary action will be taken if there are any contributions in this regard, he said.

“I have provided an update on the investigation and progress has been good so far but there is still a long way to go. There is clear evidence of financial links between two people arrested in Morigaon and the Jehadi outfit. There also seems to be a connection between these people and those arrested recently in Tripura and Bhopal.The investigation teams are analyzing these aspects,” he said.

A total of 11 people have so far been arrested in Morigaon, Goalpara, Guwahati and Barpeta for their alleged links to the terror group and they are currently in custody, the senior officer said.

Several documents, including “literature and jihadist videos”, were seized from them, Singh said.

“Investigation teams are trying to find out how they got these materials and whether students in the madrassa were able to see them,” he said.

“People linked to these individuals are also being questioned and if their links to the terror group are established, further arrests will be made,” Singh said.

In Morigaon, a person identified as Mufti Mustafa, managing Jamiul Huda Madrasa in Soruchola village at Moirabari police station was the first to be arrested on the night of July 26-27. A computer store owner, Afsaruddin Bhuyan, was arrested the following day.

The other arrests also took place on the night of July 26 and 27.