Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday revealed sensational details about Islamic cleric Mufti Mustafa running the now-infamous private madrassa named Jami-ul Huda which was evicted today. Mustafa, CM Sarma said, had links with all the five terror modules that were busted by Assam Police.
He was arrested by Morigaon Police last Thursday after details emerged about his links with the Bangladesh-based Ansarul Bangla Team (ABT), a front of the Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIB).
Addressing the media, CM Sarma said Mustafa was a doctorate in Islamic law from Bhopal. Prior to this, he studied in Maharashtra, followed by Uttar Pradesh.
The Chief Minister also stated that Mustafa was a highly ranked linkman who was in contact with the banned Ansar Ullah Bangla team in Bangladesh. And not only did he host Bangladesh nationals, but he along with the nationals motivated students residing in the madrassa, including children.
Further, Mustafa had links with top leaders of the ABT and invited them to the Madrassa besides also providing them shelter.
Apart from incriminating books, highly encrypted mobile app links were being used by the terror modules. Mustafa also had links with all the modules busted in the state so far. He used to receive funds from Bangladesh nationals.
Meanwhile, his wife and brother have also been arrested and have been taken into custody for destroying evidence.
The police have so far arrested four persons for allegedly running the terror module in Morigaon.
Moreover, taking the anti-terror operations one notch higher, authorities in Assam today evicted the sealed Jami-ul Huda Madrassa in Moirabari.
Bulldozers arrived at the spot early morning today and began demolishing the building of the madrassa that has become infamous as a breeding ground for Jihadi terror in the region.
It may be mentioned here that the madrassa was sealed on July 28 after police busted a terror module. The police had also arrested linkman Mufti Mustafa from the madrassa for conspiring with the Bangladesh-based Ansar Ullah Bangla team member Amiruddin Ansari.
The Assam Police had also seized incriminating documents, mobile phones and bank passbooks, and more.
Mufti Mustafa had opened the infamous madrassa on 2018.