Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Qamer-uz-Zaman, who was arrested from a house in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh by UP Anti-terror Squad (ATS), has been brought to Assam for questioning. Qamer hails from Jamunamukh in Hojai district and had posted a photograph of him with an AK-series assault rifle in his hands and claiming to have joined the Pakistani terrorist organization in April after he went missing from Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir where he was running a shop.
Qamer alias Qamrul was brought to Assam by a team of Uttar Pradesh police and is currently being questioned by Assam Police at Hojai Police Station, basically relating to his activities with regards to spreading the Hizbul network in Assam.
#BigBreaking | #Hizbul terrorist Qamer-uz-Zaman, who was arrested from Kanpur on Sep 13 for planning to carry out terror strikes, brought to #Assam last night. He is currently being grilled by Hojai Police. Qamer who hails from Jamunamukh will be flown back to UP on Oct 11. pic.twitter.com/kRQSKvQv2I
— NEWS LIVE (@NewsLiveGhy) October 7, 2018
Incidentally, Assam Police had arrested eight accomplices of Qamer-uz-Zaman from different places in Assam after the latter fell into the net of Uttar Pradesh Police on Sep 13 at Kanpur on charges of planning to carry out terror strikes in the town during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
Shahnawaz (Shah) Alom, Saiful Islam alias Liton who happens to be Qamer’s brother, Saidul Alom, Baharuddin and Joynaluddin were arrested from Jamunamukh, Omar Farooq — another associate of the Hizbul terrorist — was arrested from Byrnihat in Meghalaya.
Another associate named Riyazuddin was arrested from Kachua in Nagaon district for his links with Qamer. Incidentally, Qamer had stayed at Riyazuddin’s house when he visited Assam in August this year besides also using his motorcycle.
Sources said Assam Police can question him for four days only since Uttar Pradesh police will take the arrested terrorist back to Lucknow on Oct 11.