GUWAHATI, Oct 10 � Six suspected cadres of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), who were picked up by Assam Police on Thursday night from different pockets in Barpeta district, were remanded to two weeks police custody after they were brought to Guwahati and produced before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup ( Guwahati).
The linkmen were acting as sleeper cells for the outfit, a top Assam Police official said.
The arrested persons, according to sources, were part of the same terror network that was behind the October 2 Burdwan blast in West Bengal.
The arrests were made under Special Operation Unit police station case number 1/14.
Those arrested are Rafikul Islam (39), Siraj Ali Khan (53) and his son Saiful Islam (20), Jaharuddin (60) and his son Golam Osmani (23) beside Sarvesh Ali (35).
The JMB militants, police said, were in constant touch with Al Qaeda and are being questioned from different angles on their role in the recent terror attack.
The Union Government has already handed over the Burdwan blast case to the National Investigation Agency keeping in view the alleged international ramification of the case where involvement of some Bangladeshi elements was reportedly found.
Meanwhile, sources informed that a number of incriminating documents have been recovered and that call details of the arrested are under examination.
The arrested are being questioned in the Special Branch of Assam Police located in Kahilipara.
Another police officer told this reporter that the group worked in tandem with anti-national forces not just in Assam but also outside the State. They even underwent training outside the State, he said.
It was still not sure as to whether the group was planning to trigger any subversive activities in Assam and police said that things will come to the light soon.