HUJI planning to set up camps in Assam: Army
The Bangladesh-based HUJI militant outfit is planning to set up camps in strategic areas of lower Assam, army sources said.Updated: Jan 30, 2009 19:18 IST
The Bangladesh-based HUJI militant outfit is planning to set up camps in strategic areas of lower Assam, army sources said on Friday.
Documents recovered from three HUJI 'link-men' arrested during seizure of fake currency in Barpeta district last night unearthed the outfit's plan to set up bases in strategic areas of lower Assam for subversive activities, the sources said here.
The seizure was made by army's Kumaon regiment following tip off about HUJI ultras engaged in a fake currency racket in village Sapori.
The army personnel recovered the fake currency with a face value of Rs 12,000, along with a currency printing machine from a house and arrested three persons having links with HUJI.
The sources said the HUJI had planned terror strikes in the run-up to the Republic day function but increased presence of security forces and strict vigil thwarted their move.
The army shared the intelligence with the police and informed the district headquarters in lower Assam to tighten security.
The three persons after interrogation have been handed over to the police.
The HUJI, along with the ULFA, is suspected to be involved in recent acts of violence including last year's serial blasts in the state.
First Published: Jan 30, 2009 19:14 IST