A joint team of Indian Army and police arrested four suspected militants from a village in Assam’s Barpeta district, officials said on Tuesday.
The four were nabbed from Rouamri Pathar village on Monday night and some religious books and five mobile phones were seized from them, the officials said.
The suspects have been taken to Nalbari army camp for interrogation and have not been handed over to police yet, they said.
Meanwhile, their family members have claimed that the four were innocent and demanded their immediate release.
Assam DGP Mukesh Sahay said on Monday the state police was maintaining “high alert” and had appealed to people not to panic over reports of “some jihadis” entering the state from Bangladesh.
Sahay said those reports were “uncorroborated” and “unverified” and Assam Police was investigating them and that the force and other intelligence agencies are in “full control” of the situation at present.
Sahay also said there was no evidence as of now of any Islamic State (IS) activity in the state or any attack threat although the militant organisation had earlier released a video threatening to target Assam.