Demolished Madrassas are Offices of Al-Qaeda: Assam CM


A day after the demolition of madrassas in Assam’s Goalpara district, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said all the demolished madrassas were not madrassas but al-Qaeda offices. Talking to media persons here, Sarma said, “All demolished madrassas were not madrassas but offices of Al Qaeda. We demolished 2-3 and now the public is coming to demolish others. This statement of the Chief Minister of Assam This comes after local residents of Pakhuria Char in K Goalpara district arrested a madrasa for alleged anti-national activities.

Superintendent of Police VV Rakesh Reddy said, “The local people took the initiative to demolish a madrasa. The government was not involved. They were surprised that the jihadi who was arrested was a teacher in the madrasa. People sent out a strong message. that they do not support jihadist activities.

CPRO of Assam Police said, “Today, the locals of Darogar Alaga, Pakhiura Char in Goalpara district voluntarily demolished the madrasa and the adjoining residence of the madrasa, which was earlier used by the two suspected Bangladeshi nationals in a strong outrage against jihadi activities. as it was done.” In the past few weeks, four madrassas have been demolished, of which the first three were torn down by government officials. Earlier on August 4, government officials demolished the Madrasa Jamiul Huda Madrasa at Moirabari in Morigaon district.

Terrorists arrested from Goalpara district

Earlier on Saturday, two suspected terrorists belonging to the Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) terror groups were arrested by the Assam Police in Goalpara district. The arrested people have been identified as Abdus Subhan, Imam of Tinkunia Shantipur Masjid under Mornoi police station and Jalaluddin Sheikh, Imam of Tilpara Natun Masjid under Matia police station of Goalpara.

Goalpara SP VV Rakesh Reddy had said that the two persons were arrested after hours of interrogation. During interrogation, we found that they were directly linked to Barpeta and Morigaon modules of AQIS/ABT in Assam.

“During the house searches of the accused persons, several incriminating material, posters, books, mobile phones, SIM cards and ID cards belonging to al-Qaeda, jihadist elements, were seized among other documents,” he said. A senior Assam police officer said that the accused has also provided logistical support to jihadi terrorists who came here from Bangladesh.

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“Bangladeshi nationals are absconding and the arrested terrorists had given shelter to Bangladeshi terrorists in Goalpara. The arrested persons had organized a Dharma Sabha in December 2019 at Sundarpur Tilpara Madrasa under Matia police station, where several Bangladeshi nationals affiliated to AQIS were invited. it was done.

Case registered in many sections of IPC
He further said that these arrested persons were involved in providing logistical support as well as providing shelter to Bangladeshi nationals, who are currently absconding. SP VV Rakesh Reddy said, “He confessed to being a member of AQIS and recruited Ansar/Sleeper Cell in Goalpara and disclosed that direct funding and support came from absconding Bangladeshi terrorists.”

A new case has been registered by Matia police station under sections 120(b), 121, 121(a) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) RW and sections 18, 18(b), 19 and 20 of UA. Earlier on July 28, 11 people were detained in Assam in a major crackdown for their alleged links with global terror outfits including AQIS and ABT.