Assam: Morigaon admin knocks down Madrasa owned by a man with Al-Qaeda links
Jamiul Huda Madrasa in the Moirabari area was demolished by the district Administration on Thursday.
An active member of the Bangladesh-based terror outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) ran the Jamiul Huda Madrasa. Mustafa Alias Mufti Mustafa was a crucial financial flume of the ABT and a resident of Saharia Gaon in Morigoan.
Jamiul Huda Madrasa was demolished, under Disaster Management Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act while the 43 students studying in the Madrasa were admitted to a different institution, said Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
This demolition came amid 11 people who were detained in a major crackdown in Assam for their alleged links with global terror outfits including AQIS and ABT. Heavy police personnel was deployed in the area to tackle any kind of backlash as the district administration took down the Madrasa. A lot of information is expected to post these arrests.
From 28th to 29th July, we detained two Jihadi Modules in the Barpeta and Morigoan districts of Assam. This action was a coordinated effort and we expect to retrieve a lot of information from these arrests. CM Sarma had said.
The authorities have found eight people including Mustafa who holds a doctorate in Islamic Law which he obtained from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in 2017. The alleged convicts have been sent to nine days of police custody, said Amitava Sinha, Superintendent of Police, Barpeta.
According to police, the activities of Mustafa’s Madrasa were funded by illicit activities, hence the Madrasa was taken down. The ABT has active links with Al-Qaeda in Indian Sub-Continent (AQIS).
Apart from Mustafa, the police also detained Afsaruddin Bhuyan hailing from Morigoan, and Abbas Ali from Goalpara used to provide shelter and logistics to one of the fugitive members namely Mehbubur Rehman. Jubair Khan (25), Rafiqul Islam (27), Dewan Hamidul Islam (20), Moinul Haque (42), Kajibur Hussain (37), Muzibar Rahman (50), Shahanur Aslam and Sahjahan Ali (34) are the names of the alleged convicts who are detained by the police.
Mehbubur Rehman alias Mehbub was wanted in the Jogighopa PS case. He was arrested by the Bongaigaon police team and is also a member of the Ansarullah Bangla Team.
“It’s a result of a long inspection operation by the Assam police and central agencies,” Special DGP GP Singh said on July 28th.