- NET Web Desk
Six suspected terrorists having ties with an Al-Qaeda network in Bangladesh were apprehended from Assam’s Barpeta district on Friday, authorities informed on Saturday.
Addressing a press conference, the Superintendent of Police (SP) – Amitava Sinha asserted that these 6 suspects were nabbed from a madrassa in Howly on Friday.
“We detained the six people based on information from a jihadi who was apprehended on March 4,” – he added.
Those apprehended, all natives of Barpeta, had direct ties to Mohammed Suman alias Saiful Islam alias Harun Rashid, a member of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).
Its worthy to note that five people, including a Bangladeshi national, were apprehended on March 4 for their alleged links with a suspected terror group of Ansarul Islam, based in Bangladesh with affiliation to the AQIS, in Barpeta district.