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Assam woman held for nexus with Bangladesh-based terror outfit

Jahura Khatun's husband Abu Tallah is also member of the group and has been absconding ever since the police crackdown on Jamiul Huda Madrassa.

GUWAHATI:

In its crusade against Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), police arrested a woman for her nexus with the Bangladesh-based terror outfit from Bilasipara in Assam’s Dhubri district on August 7.

The woman, identified as Jahura Khatun (22), is the wife of Abu Tallah, an employee of Jamiul Huda Madrassa at Moirabari in central Assam’s Morigaon district.

Jahura Khatun was arrested from Naeralga Part-ll under Bilasipara police station for her alleged links with the members of ABT and for trying to protect the Bangladesh-based terror outfit.

Abu Tallah has been absconding since the police crackdown on Jamiul Huda Madrassa run by Mufti Mustafa Ahmed, who was arrested for his nexus with ABT.

Abu Tallah was allegedly involved in various financial transactions and anti-national activities of the terror outfit.

“We had information that the absconding ABT member Abu Tallah’s wife stays at Naeralga Part-ll. We picked up Jahura Khatun for interrogation yesterday. During interrogation, we came to know that her husband is an ABT member. We got some evidences of her nexus with ABT also,” said Birinchi Bora, SDPO, Bilasipara.

“At the time of her arrest, she did not have a phone. But later we recovered two mobile phones from her house. One of the phones was burnt by her family members to destroy evidence. We are also examining it,” Bora said.

“A case (No 244/22) has been registered in Bilasipara police station in this connection. She was produced in court which remanded her to 14-day judicial custody,” he added.

Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) is an affiliate organisation of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent (AQIS).

The police have arrested 29 people from different parts of the state for their alleged links with the ABT. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is also probing into the activities of a module of the ABT.

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