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Assam DGP: Police have arrested 34 people linked with Al-Qaeda affiliated groups

Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta on Saturday said the police have so far arrested more than 34 people affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the state.

For the last several months, police have started a massive crackdown against the fundamentalist activities in Assam.

Talking to media persons, DGP Assam Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said, “More than 34 people affiliated with Al-Qaeda have already been arrested. Assam Police won’t allow these kinds of conspiracies to succeed. Some Army training camps have been set up by Bangladeshis.”

The Assam DGP added that several new organizations are forming in the region and exploiting youth to spread radicalization.

He further added, “There are different types of groups of Madrasas in Assam. Some new groups are sprouting up and taking advantage. Conspiracy hatching from outside Assam, currently from Bangladesh and Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, influencing youth to spread radicalization.”

Earlier on Friday, Assam police arrested one more person having links with the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team.

The person was identified as Hafizur Rahman Mufti from the Jogighopa area in the Bongaigaon district of Assam. Hafizur Rahman is a teacher at Kabaitari Madrasa. This is the fourth arrest in connection with AQIS/ABT within a week.

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