NIA conducts searches in Assam in Ansarullah Bangla Team case

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Guwahati: The NIA on Saturday raided two locations in Assam’s Barpeta district in which influential youths were recruited to join jihadist organizations and work in sleeper cells to establish a base for al-Qaeda in India. Action was taken in connection with the case.

The case relates to disruption of an active module of the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), which is affiliated with the banned terrorist organization Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which operates under the leadership of a Bangladeshi in Barpita district of Assam.
An NIA spokesman said the Bangladeshi national had entered India illegally and that the influential youth were working in the “Ansar” (sleeper cell module) to join jihadist organizations and establish a base for al-Qaeda in India. Was active in recruiting, training and motivating for

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

The NIA official said that during the search of the premises of the accused in Barpeta, jihadi literature and other criminal documents used for training were seized, adding that further investigation into the case was underway. ۔

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