GUWAHATI, Nov 15 � The Special Operations Unit of the Assam Police today arrested one Sabruddin Ahmed on charges of his involvement with the activities of the Jamaat-ul-Mujaheedin, Bangladesh (JMB). The arrest came following raids conducted by a joint team of the Assam Police and National Investigation Agency (NIA) at Mukalmua in Nalbari district yesterday.
Police sources told The Assam Tribune that Ahmed, who belongs to the Sapkata-Boroliapara area at Mukalmua, was picked up yesterday by the team of NIA and police yesterday and he was arrested by the SOU today.
Sources said Ahmed is a relative of Sahanur Alom, the chief of the Assam module of the JMB. Sahanur stayed in Ahmed�s house for some time before escaping immediately after a crackdown was launched by the security forces in the aftermath of the accidental blast in Burdwan. The security forces came to know about the Mukalmua hideout of the JMB members following the interrogation of Sujina Begum, wife of Sahanur. Sujjina is also an active member of the JMB and she was entrusted with the responsibility of recruiting woman cadres in the State.
The NIA and Assam Police seized the motorcycle of Sahanur from the residence of Ahmed at Mukalmua, while some incriminating documents including fund collection receipts and some papers written in Arabic and Bengali, were also recovered.
The security agencies are on the trail of Sahanur and according to inputs, he might be in Garo Hills in Meghalaya. Assam Police has also alerted Meghalaya Police in this regard. It may be mentioned that the NIA has already announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh to anyone who can provide information on the whereabouts of Sahanur.
Meanwhile, personnel of the Army�s Red Horns Division and Meghalaya Police today arrested two ANVC (B) cadres in Garo Hills. Though the ANVC signed a ceasefire agreement with the Government, members of the outfit were involved in kidnapping and extortion. A nine mm pistol and two 7.65 pistols were recovered from their possession.