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Chirang police net six jihadis, hunt on for more

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

Bongaigaon, Dec 5: Chirang police bbed six jihadis and recovered some arms, ammunition and defense uniform from them in simultaneous operations carried out in three districts since Friday. BTAD IGP LR Bisnoi said that police bbed the jihadis following investigations into the Daukhagar breakthrough in which a jihadi training camp was busted and 10 activists arrested with a large cache of arms and ammunition, including 10 AK-47 and two INSAS rifles.

"We continued our investigation further. Yesterday, Chirang police picked up one Md Anser Ali (27), a resident of Bhabanipur B Block under Barbari police station of Baksa district from Barama. Based on his revelations, Md Ikram Hussein (25), a resident of Hedayetpur village was arrested at night. He was a member of the training camp at Daukhagar," Bisnoi said.

Simultaneously, another police team apprehended Md Abdur Rezzak (22), a resident of Chourabari village under Bijni police station at 1 am today. Police recovered a country made revolver with two rounds of ammunition and 12 pairs of camouflage uniform from his rented house in Satipur area of Chirang district.

Another activist, Md Monirul Islam alias Burabhai of Simlajhar village under Gobardha police station, was arrested from Choto Nilibari area of Chirang district. A revolver was recovered from his possession.

IGP Bisnoi said that recruitment and training of cadres for jihad from various districts was being conducted by Burabhai, kingpin of the module in Chirang.

Burabhai led the police to Gossaigaon area of Kokrajhar district where another activist Md Saddam Hussein (28), a resident of Daukhagar area of Chirang district was caught today. The sixth jihadi activist, Md Mokibul alias Laskar (20), was caught at Krishi in Goalpara district. Chirang police recovered a country made rifle from Daukhagar area later.

IGP Bisnoi said that police have identified 28 people till now who are suspected to be involved in jihadi activities. "Of the 28, we have already apprehended 16 cadres. Investigation is proceeding and we will b the remaining 12 very soon," he said, not ruling out the possibility of involvement of more people in the module.

After police busted the Daukhagar training camp in September, the jihadi module had planned to set up camps in remote areas of Goalpara and Barpeta district, police said quoting confessions of the arrested cadres.

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