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Assam Police hunt for 11 missing JMB men

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, July 10: Assam Police has intensified its hunt to trace 11 "missing" cadres of the Jammat-ul Mujahiddin Bangladesh (JMB), three of them from the State.

Top police sources said all the districts have been alerted with details of the wanted cadres.

Three of the wanted cadres are residents of Assam while the other eight are Bangladeshi citizens.

They are reportedly part of the JMB module set up in Assam and Bengal by the Islamist outfit after its cadres sneaked into India following a crackdown in the neighboring country.

The JMB module had first come to light following investigations into accidental blasts at Burdwan in Bengal on October 2, 2014. The blasts had taken place at a JMB hideout.

Following the investigations, at least 30 persons having links with the terror module have been bbed in Assam, which includes two imams.

The JMB had allegedly set up a camp for imparting physical and weapons training to the outfit's cadres in Chirang district which was later busted by security forces.

ADG (special branch) Pallab Bhattacharyya said one Sahidul Islam of Barpeta has been missing since the Burdwan blasts. The NIA is also on his look-out.

After clearing his matriculation examition, Sahidul had gone for higher education to Burdwan.

"Since the blasts, we have no contact with him," his father Zaharuddin, a resident of Roumari Pathar under Tarabari police station of Barpeta district, said.

Another key wanted person is Zahirul Islam.

"Initially we thought he was an Indian. But later we realized he was a Bangladeshi tiol. He had put up in a rented place at li of Bhoktoduba under Sarthebari police station. He had married an Indian girl, but later abandoned her and has since been missing," a police official said.

Meanwhile, security agencies are yet to ascertain the identity of five suspected persons who, according to a Meghalaya police intelligence input, entered India through the South Garo Hills border.

Maximum alert was sounded in western Meghalaya, lower Assam and Guwahati following the input which came in the wake of two major terror attacks in Bangladesh.

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