Police have intensified their crackdown on Islamic fundamentalist organizations operating in Assam and have arrested three more Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists from Barpeta and Nalbari districts in the past 24 hours.
The number of arrests made in the past five days has now shot up to seven.
Barpeta Police on Saturday arrested Mustafizur Rahman from Chatala in Barpeta district for his involvement with the Bangladeshi terrorist organization.
Mustafizur, who owns a shop selling mobile phones, accessories and spectacles, was carrying out fundamentalist activities after completing his madrassa education from Bihar.
Barpeta Police today (Aug 4) carried out more raids and arrested two more jehadis, one from Nalbari district and the other from Barpeta. While police arrested JMB operative Safikul Islam from Kaplabori in Nalbari district, Danish Ali, a linkman of the terrorist organization, was arrested from Itarbhita in Howly.
Safikul, police said, had opened a nursery while Danish Ali, who also hailed from Chatala village, was a ‘bhujia’ trader.
Police also said that both Mustafizur and Safikul were trained terrorists and were reportedly spreading out fundamentalist agenda of the JMB in the two districts.
Incidentally, Police had earlier arrested four persons for their association with the Bangladeshi terrorist outfit last week.