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Assam: Arrested Rohingya refugee found to have jihadi link; setting sleeper cells in state

GUWAHATI: One of the nine arrested Rohingya refugees, including three women and a child in the month of June from Guwahati, was found to have a direct link with a jihadi group named Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).

On National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe, it was revealed that the accused – identified as Aman Ullah – under ARSA’s direction has been setting up secret Jihadi camps and sleeper cells in Assam.

The group of the nine Rohingyas, accompanied by Jammu resident Aman Ullah, were arrested by the Government Railway Police personnel for allegedly carrying fake United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ID cards.

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The GRP has transferred Aman Ullah’s case to the NIA for further probe. Aman revealed during interrogation that Bangladeshi youths are infiltrated through hidden tunnels below the Indo-Bangladesh border. The youths are then sent to designated areas to further the purpose of Jihadi training.

In January last, the Assam police have a 200-metre-long hidden tunnel connecting India and Bangladesh in the Karimganj district of the state. Located in southern Assam, Karimganj shares a 92 km long border with neighbouring Bangladesh. Cops suspected that the secret tunnel was used for illegal infiltration, smuggling and other illicit activities belong the fencing.

Assam police have also arrested two Indian dalals (middlemen) who assisted Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in entering India from Bangladesh in their other operation. Also, three other Bangladeshis were also arrested along with the dalals. After Sahabuddin landed in the police net, several calls started coming in the dalal’s phone from Bangladesh.

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