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UP ATS Arrest Bangladeshi Terror Suspect From Muzaffarnagar

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
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| August 6 , 2017 , 12:36 IST

The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested a Bangladeshi national identified as Abdullah-Al-Mamon from the Kutesara village of Muzaffarnagar district on Sunday for allegedly carrying out terror activities.

According to a statement issued by ATS, "Abdullah is originally a resident of Momin Shahi district of Bangladesh and was linked to banned terror organisation - 'Ansarullah Bangla Team' (ABT)."

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The ATS statement added, "He was staying in this region since 2011 and frequently traveled to Saharanpur and Deoband in particular. During questioning, he revealed that his main task was to settle the members of ABT in India by providing them with fake Aadhaar IDs and other documents."

Other items used in creating fake IDs were recovered from the suspect, such as fake stamps of the village pradhans, district election officer, and other administrative authorities.

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Police from three districts, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, and Shamli have launched massive search operations to nab other sleeping modules active in the region that were in touch with Abdullah.

The TRAC (Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium),  has described ABT is an al Qaida-inspired Islamic extremist group in Bangladesh which holds objectives to radicalise youth of Bangladesh, incite active participation in local jihad and seek control of areas in Bangladesh. The group reportedly uses cyberspace extensively to propagate its jihadist ideology and has also used mosques in propagating its ideologies.