GUWAHATI, Nov 4 � Sahanur Alom alias Doctor, the kingpin of the Assam module of the Jamaat-ul-Mujadeehin, Bangladesh (JMB), reportedly managed to escape from the State as soon as the crackdown was launched by the police and security forces. The arrest of Sahanur is a must to get the details of the activities of the JMB in the State.
Highly placed security sources told The Assam Tribune that Sahanur, who hails from Barpeta district, escaped as soon as the crackdown was launched and moved to Nalbari. The security agencies managed to come close to him in Nalbari but he managed to escape the security net.
Sources said that Sahanur failed to move out to Bangladesh because he had to be on the run and went first to Delhi. However, as the security agencies were tracking him, he later managed to escape towards south India. Sources said that the security agencies are close on his heels and �it is a positive sign that he failed to escape to Bangladesh and now he is further away from the borders of the neighbouring country. Sahanur�s wife, who is also an active member of the JMB, is also with him.
It may be mentioned here that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced a cash award of five lakh Rupees to anyone who can provide information on the whereabouts of Sahanur.
Meanwhile, security sources admitted that the arrest of Sahanur, who was involved in recruitment of youths of Assam on behalf of the JMB is vital for getting details of the activities of the Bangladesh based outfit in Assam. The security agencies are now sure that youths from Assam were trained in three Madrassas in Burdwan and Murshidabad in West Bengal while, a few were also sent to Bangladesh for training. But the six persons arrested in connection with JMB activities are not aware of the number of persons who received training in the JMB hideouts. Sources pointed out that only arrest of Sahanur will bring to light the details of the JMB activities.
Sources admitted that according to information available, JMB was carrying on its activities in Assam at least for a couple of years and fortunately only an accidental blast in Burdwan led to the unearthing of the network of the outfit in the State. However, sources said that according to information available so far, the outfit was not planning to indulge in any act of violence in Assam in near future and the improvised explosive devices prepared in Burdwan were being sent to Bangladesh. At least four such consignments of bombs were sent to Bangladesh from West Bengal.