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Anti-Terror Company To Take Over Assam Terror Module Instances

Assam police have been requested at hand over to the central anti-terror company the circumstances pertaining to the arrest of individuals allegedly linked to the Al Qaida in Subcontinent (AQIS), stated Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The most recent arrest within the case was of a Madrassa trainer, Mufti Hafizur Rehman, in Goalpara district. The arrests have been made in connection to the busting of a sleeper cell module of Ansarul Bangla Staff (ABT), a Bangladesh-based Jihadi group often known as a wing of AQIS, within the district earlier this week. This was the sixth such AQIS-backed module busted since April. As many as 35 individuals have been arrested on this connection since then.

The Assam authorities’s choice at hand over the fear circumstances to the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) comes amid a piece of Opposition leaders and lawmakers elevating issues over the arrest of solely Imams, Muslim clerics and Madrassa lecturers in connection to those modules.

Chief Minister Sarma has suggested Director Normal of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta at hand over the case to the NIA following preliminary investigation and registration of a case concerning the modules.

“We’ve already given the Morigaon (module) case to NIA because it has a bigger mandate than the Assam police. I’ve informed the DGP that after the preliminary investigation and registration of the case, it have to be given to the NIA,” stated the Chief Minister.

In the meantime, the Opposition has accused the BJP authorities within the state of attempting to create a story by making these arrests.