Bongaigaon, Sept 25: Six jihadi activists - said to be cadres of the Jammat-ul Mujahiddin Bangladesh - were arrested by Assam Police in back-to-back operations in Goalpara and Chirang districts on Friday.
Two activists - Md Soleman Ali (26) and Md Mofidul Islam (28) - were held from Lakhipur area in Goalpara district in the wee hours today. Soleman is a resident of Daukhagar Part II under Dhaligaon police station of Chirang district while Mofidul hails from Rajmita village under Lakhipur police station of Goalpara district.
Acting on revelations by these two activists, Chirang district police bbed four more fundamentalists from Rajpara village under Amguri police station. They have been identified as Md Nur Hussein (25), Md Habibur Ali (25), Md Mustafa Mondol (25) and Md Malek Sheikh (34). Two country-made AK-47 rifles, two barrels and three mobile hand-sets have been seized from their possession.
BTAD IGP LR Bisnoi said that police is keeping a close watch on jihadi activities in the State. "These activists belong to the Islamic terrorist group Jammat-ul Mujahiddin Bangladesh (JMB). They were tasked to set up bases in lower Assam," he said.
Assam Police have so far caught ten JMB cadres, recovering a huge cache of arms and ammunition from them.
Recently, a training camp of the JMB was busted at Daukhagar in Chirang district.
The JMB module in the State came to light following investigations into the blasts at Burdwan in West Bengal in October last. Security forces had bbed Sahanur Alom, a key operative of the JMB from the State few months back.
Assam Police had confirmed that some top JMB leaders had visited a madrasa in Larkuchi village in lbari and organized motivatiol training to induct boys from here in order to create JMB modules in Assam the way they did in West Bengal. Youths from the State were also sent to Bangladesh for training, Assam Police had said.