ALLEGED Hizbul Terrorist nabbed In Assam

After the arrest of an alleged Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist from Uttar Pradesh, Assam Police on Thursday night arrested one Shahnawaz Alam.Police claims he is  a close accomplice of the terrorist from central Assam’s  Hojoi district.Qamar-uz-Zaman, a suspected member of banned militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police from Kanpur on Thursday. Zaman hails from Jamunamukh in Assam.”Assam Police has send a team to Uttar Pradesh following the arrest of Zaman for the interrogations details about involvement of another accomplice Shahnawaz Alam, who we have arrested from here,” said Special DGP, Assam police Pallab Bhattacharya on Friday.”Shahnawaz Alam had received training in Kishtwar district in Jammu region of Jammu & Kashmir. Zaman was spotted in social media early this year while he was brandishing an AK-47. Zaman had plans to carry out subversive activity during Ganesh Chatturthi celebration,” he said.Back home in Jamunamukh, Zaman’s mother told media that security forces have done a good job by arresting him.“Anybody who carries out war against the country deserves such treatment. Zaman has brought bad name to the family,” she said.She said, “My son is not greater than the country, I will not see his face. I prayed to God that he should get arrested. Meanwhile, The Assam Tribune reports that the heads of police forces of the north-eastern states have decided to improve coordination at the ground level to deal with inter-state movement of militants and other problems arising in the inter-state border areas. They also discussed strategies to deal with possible Jehadi threat to the region as a whole. Highly placed security sources told The Assam Tribune that the meeting, which was convened by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) as a part of the effort to improve regional cooperation among law enforcing agencies, concluded in Itanagar yesterday. The meeting was also attended by senior officers of the Central forces deployed in the region. Though the coordination among police forces of the states of the region improved considerably over the years, there is scope for improvement and efforts were also made to identify the common problems and threats. One major threat to the region is that states of the Northeast have long international boundaries (image courtesy to NE Samachar) .

 

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