Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) The Assam Police has been put on alert after the recent terror attacks in Bangladesh and reports of five suspected terrorists crossing over from the neighbouring country into India and heading for Assam, a senior police officer said.
The reports said five suspected terrorists from Bangladesh had crossed the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills region.
“There were reports that residents of a remote village in South Garo Hills district had spotted the five youth coming from other side of the border. We are yet to confirm it and are in touch with our counterparts in the Garo Hills,” Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay said.
The report assumes significance as Bangladesh-based Islamic terror module, Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), has been active in Assam, where several alleged jihadi operatives working for the JMB have been arrested in the past two years.
A training camp of these jihadi operatives was busted in Chirang district of Assam this year and firearms like AK-47 assault rifles seized.
There were reports that Islamic terror groups have started recruiting Muslim youth in Chirang, Kokrajhar and Baksa districts of the Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) of Assam.