- NET Web Desk
A madrasa and a residence adjacent to it in Assam’s Goalpara district was demolished allegedly by local populace on Tuesday; in protest against the use of its premises for jihadi activities.
The madrasa located in Pakhiura Char under the jurisdiction of Matia Police Station, and the residence adjacent to it was allegedly used for jihadi activities by two Bangladeshi nationals, who are currently absconding.
The use of the madrasa premises for the anti-national activity was revealed, following the arrest of one Jalaluddin Sheikh, a cleric of the madrasa.
Sheikh had allegedly engaged the duo as teachers of the Darogar Alga Pakhiura Char Madrassa and was arrested recently for his reported links with them; informed a police official.
The madrasa is the fourth to be demolished in the north eastern state.
“The locals voluntarily demolished the madrasa and the residence adjacent to it, marking strong resentment towards Jihadi activities,” added the police official.
The absconding Bangladeshis, members of Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)/Ansarul Bangla Team (ABT) have been identified as – Aminul Islam alias Usman alias Mehdy Hasan and Jahangir Alom; he added.
The duo had taught in the madrasa at different times between 2020-22, the official added.
Three other madrasas in Morigaon, Barpeta and Bongaigaon districts were razed to the ground by the respective authorities since August this year.