Four suspected Bangladeshi militants nabbed in Assam

fourGuwahati, August 25 : Four suspected Bangladeshi militants apprehended in Karimganj district in Assam’s Barak Valley on Wednesday who trying to travel to Saudi Arabia and to join ISIS, officials said on Thursday.

A top official of Assam police said that, the suspected Bangladeshi militants had entered into India crossing over Indo-Bangladesh border from Umkiyang area of Meghalaya side and hide at a rented house at Kaliganj area in Karimganj district.

“The militants have been trying to travel to Saudi Arabia and to join ISIS. They were managed forged passport with help from a local person. But we caught them,” the police official said.

Meanwhile the nabbed militants are allegedly involved in the terror attack in Dhaka Cafe.

“We have already touched with Bangladesh authority and shared information,” the police official said.

An Assam police team led by a DIG had rushed to Karimganj and started interrogation to collect more information.

After Dhaka terror attack, the Bangladesh authority had disclosed that at least five militants entered into India from Meghalaya side and Union Home ministry had sounded high alert across the Indo-Bangladesh bordering areas.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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