Link between terrorists in Assam joining ranks with Pakistan-sponsored groups exposed: Report

Phone call details of an alleged jihadi in Assam has been accessed who is boasting of a 100-strong team.

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2015, 22:42 PM IST
Link between terrorists in Assam joining ranks with Pakistan-sponsored groups exposed: Report
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Delhi: In what could be a major embarrassment to Pakistan, phone call details of an alleged jihadi in Assam has been accessed who is boasting of a 100-strong team.

As per a CNN IBN report, the call intercepts exposes how militants in Assam are joining ranks with Pakistan-sponsored terror groups.

The report also says that the alleged jihadi in his conversation is claiming that he can carry out attacks anywhere in Maharashtra, especially Mumbai.

The jihadi also reportedly claims that was trained with ULFA militants in Bhutan.

Meanwhile, six Jamaat ul Mujaheedin (JuM) militants, including one allegedly close to the Burdwan blast kingpin, were arrested on December 05 from different places of Lower Assam and huge quantities of arms and ammunition seized, police said.

The police arrested the 'jehadis' from Baksa, Chirang, Goalpara and Kokrajhar districts and the prize catch was Monirul Islam alias Burabhai who was absconding since the police busted a jehadi camp in September last, IGP (BTAD) LR Bishnoi had told PTI.

Islam had allegedly visited Burdwan before the blasts last year and was also attempting to set up training camps for jehadis in Barpeta districts and along the Assam-Meghalaya border, he had added.

The arrest of the six 'jehadis' was a major breakthrough after the September 15 busting of a camp in Chirang district and the arrest of ten 'jehadi' cadre, the IGP added.

(With PTI inputs)