Tripura: Three arrested ‘jihadists’ brought to Assam

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The three arrested accused identified as Imran Hussain, Abdul Kashim and Hamid Ali were brought to Bongaigaon during the day, official said.
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Guwahati: Three people arrested in Tripura for alleged ties to a “jihadi” organisation based in Bangladesh were brought to Assam on Monday in connection with a case filed against them, said official.

According to sources, the trio was actively recruiting and forming sleeper cells for their organisation. They had been arrested in Tripura on April 8.

The three arrested accused identified as Imran Hussain, Abdul Kashim and Hamid Ali were brought to Bongaigaon during the day, official said.

They are from Tripura’s Sepahijala district. On the basis of a complaint filed against them in our district’s Jogighopa police station, a Tripura court handed them over to us on transit remand on Saturday, official added.

The accused are believed to be members of Bangladesh’s Ansarullah Bangla Team, a fundamentalist militant group.

The official stated that after interrogating the trio arrested in Tripura and those apprehended in Assam’s Barpeta district suspects on possible links between them.

Six suspected “jihadists” have been arrested in Barpeta district on Friday.

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