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An activist of Ansarullah Bangla Team detained in India

6 August 2017, 4:15:00

The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorism-Squad (ATS) in India detained a terror suspect, Abdullah-Al-Mamon, from Kutesara village in Muzaffarnagar district on early Sunday morning.




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). He has been staying in this region since 2011 and frequently travelled to Saharanpur and Deoband in particular.


During questioning, he unveiled that his main task was to settle the members of ABT in India by providing them with fake Aadhaar IDs and other documents."



At present police of three districts – Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli — are conducting gigantic search operations under DIG, Saharanpur Range, to arrest more sleeping modules active in the region and who are in touch with Abdullah.




Police personnel also seized fake stamps of village pradhans, district election officer and other administrative authorites to create fake IDs from the arrested suspect.




As per the information provided by TRAC (Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium), ABT is an al Qaida-inspired Islamic extremist group in Bangladesh. Its objectives include the radicalization of youth in Bangladesh, inciting active participation in a local jihad and seeking control of areas in Bangladesh.

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