Two HuJI militants arrested in Assam
Two suspected ultras of Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami, a Bangladesh-based militant outfit, were apprehended with arms and ammunition in lower Assam's Sonitpur district.Updated: Jan 30, 2009 04:33 IST
Two suspected ultras of Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI), a Bangladesh-based militant outfit, were on Thursday apprehended with arms and ammunition in lower Assam's Sonitpur district.
A battalion of Assam Rifles nabbed the two at Thelamara near Borgaon, official sources said, adding two 9-mm pistols, three cartridges, a mobile set and Rs 712 were recovered from their possession.
The police said one of them, identified as Rafique Ali, was a resident of Sahabchar in central Assam's Nagaon district while the other, Muhamad Ali, belonged to Borduwa in the same district.
The police suspected the militants of indulging in subversive activities at Bodo Sahitya Sabha venue at Borgaon where a large number of people had gathered for a three-day literary meeting of ethnic Bodo community.
First Published: Jan 30, 2009 04:30 IST