Four suspected militants held, arms recovered in Assam

Four suspected militants have been arrested and a cache of arms and ammunition recovered from them by Assam police which is trying to ascertain if they have any links with 'jihadi' outfits.

PTI| Updated: Apr 18, 2016, 00:28 AM IST

Guwahati: Four suspected militants have been arrested and a cache of arms and ammunition recovered from them by Assam police which is trying to ascertain if they have any links with 'jihadi' outfits.

Bodoland Territorial Area Districts Inspector General of Police L R Bishnoi said a joint team of Kokrajhar and Chirang police raided several places in the two districts late last night.

During the raids at Tulsibil, Muwamari, Bhawraguri and Jaypur of Kokrajhar and Dawkhanagar of Chirang, the four suspected jihadis were nabbed, he added.

The accused have been identified as Abu Bakar Siddique, Jahanur Alam Sheikh, Samad Ali Mandal and Azizul Sheikh, Bishnoi said.

The joint police team recovered one HE grenade, one revolver, seven rounds of M20 ammunition, two army camouflage dresses and five mobile phones from them, he added.

Bishnoi said interrogation of the militants is on to ascertain whether they have any links with jihadi outfits.