Two members of the outlawed Bangladesh-based terror outfit – Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) – were arrested at Larkura area under Gauripur police station in Assam’s Dhubri district. The members were identified as Mozibar Rahman alias Gunnar Ali and Faizar Ali.
Foreign currency to the tune of ₹ 1.02 lakh and four firearms were seized from one the arrested members, said police. The arrest was a result of a joint operation by Assam police special branch, a central agency and Dhubri police.
“Four country made pistols, foreign currency notes amounting to ₹ 1.02 lakh and suspected gold sheets were recovered from the possession of Mozibar Rahman. We have arrested him under the Arms Act,” said Dhubri SP Anand Mishra.
Mr Mishra said, “During initial interrogation, the accused revealed that he has some association with proscribed organizations such as Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) and JMB/Neo- JMB. He also mentioned that his younger brother named Faizar Ali was an ex-member of MULTA who was arrested earlier. As per the accused, his brother is an active member of JMB/Neo-JMB.”
Acting on inputs given by Mozibar, said the police officer, a search was conducted in the intervening night of April 23 and 24, 2021 and accused Faizar Ali was caught. He was then arrested after interrogation, he added.