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Assam police arrest 5 persons for suspected Al-Qaeda link

Saiful Islam motivated four others to join the module of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) with a view to developing Barpeta district as a base for Jihadi work and unlawful activities of Al-Qaida and its associated organisations.

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Guwahati: Assam police have arrested five persons, including a Bangladeshi national, for their suspected links with terror outfit Al-Qaeda, a top official said on Saturday.

The Assam police Director-General Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta said based on an intelligence report, Barpeta District Police apprehended five people on Friday night from Howly, Barpeta and Kalgachia police stations areas for their links with a Jihadi outfit based out of Bangladesh having affiliation to AI-Qaeda.

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Mahanta told mediapersons that during a preliminary inquiry, it has been found that Saiful Islam alias Harun Rashid alias Mohammad Suman, who is a Bangladesh citizen, illegally entered India and was working as a teacher of Dhakaliapara Masjid.

Saiful Islam motivated four others to join the module of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) with a view to developing Barpeta district as a base for Jihadi work and unlawful activities of Al-Qaida and its associated organisations.

Incriminating documents and electronic devices were recovered from their possession. 

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