NIA conducts searches in Assam in Ansarullah Bangla Team case

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The case was at first enlisted on March 4 in Barpeta locale and was re-enrolled by the NIA on March 22.

Guwahati: The NIA on Saturday led look at two areas in Barpeta locale of Assam regarding an instance of selecting susceptible young people to join jihadi outfits and work in sleeper cells for making a base for the al-Qaeda in India.

The case relates to the disturbance of a functioning module of the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) having connection to restricted psychological militant association al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-landmass (AQIS), working in Barpeta area of Assam drove by a Bangladeshi, a representative said.

The Bangladeshi national had entered India illegally and was active in recruiting, training and motivating impressionable youngsters to join jihadi outfits and work in “Ansars” (sleeper cells module) for creating a base for the al-Qaeda in India, the NIA spokesperson said.

The case was initially registered on March 4 in Barpeta district and was re-registered by the NIA on March 22.

During the searches conducted at the premises of the accused in Barpeta, jihadi literature used for imparting training and other incriminating documents have been seized, the NIA official said, adding that further investigation in the case continues.

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