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Two more arrested in Assam for jihadi activities

Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) Two close aides of Burdwan blast accused Shahnur Alom have been arrested for their involvement in jihadi activities in Assam, police said Wednesday. Shahnur, however, managed to give police the slip. Police have been on the lookout for Shahnur, one of the 12 accused in the Oct 1 Burdwan blast since last month. His wife Sujina Begum was nabbed from Guwahati...

4 days ago
Six gecko lizards missing from Assam zoo

Guwahati, Nov 16 (IANS) Six endangered gecko lizards have gone missing from their cage at the Assam State Zoo here, officials said Sunday. Authorities at the zoo in Japorigog area admitted the development Sunday, but said they were yet to ascertain what happened with the endangered species. The geckos were housed in a cage made of net in the reptile house of the zoo. However, aro...

4 days ago
Burdwan blast: NIA nabs another man in Assam

Guwahati, Nov 15 (IANS) The NIA, probing the blast in West Bengal's Burdwan district, has arrested yet another person from Assam's Nalbari district, police said here Saturday. The central agency, which has been conducting raids in association with Assam Police since last week, raided the house of Suburuddin Ali in Boroliapara village Friday night and arrested him. Many incriminat...

8 days ago
Nine arrested for torturing Assam woman as 'witch'

Guwahati, Nov 12 (IANS) Nine people were arrested Wednesday in Assam's Sivasagar district for torturing a woman and branding her a 'witch', police said. The incident took place Tuesday evening in Gorbhanga village. Police said an elderly woman was singled out as a witch and the nine people incited others to torture her. The woman was rescued by police after being informed...

8 days ago
NGOs in Assam under police scanner over jihadi link

Guwahati, Nov 12 (IANS) The Assam Police and NIA have intensified their search for absconding Burdwan blast suspect Shahnur Alom, and police Wednesday said they were also probing some NGOs for their probable links with Islamist terror networks. Terror networks or outfits propagating jihadi ideologies may take help of anything like madrassas, various organisations and NGOs, Director Gener...

10 days ago
Assam cops get training to handle cases of witch hunting, trafficking

Guwahati, Nov 10 (IANS) Police stations in Assam will soon have personnel with better knowledge of handling witch hunting, human trafficking and child labour cases. The state police have trained up 145 sub-inspectors and havildars specifically to deal with the such crimes. These officials will soon be deployed in the police stations across the state, particularly in those areas w...

12 days ago
Wife of Burdwan blast accused sent to police custody

Guwahati, Nov 8 (IANS) A court here Saturday sent Sujina Begum, wife of Burdwan blast accused Shahnur Alom, to 14 days' police custody, officials said. Assam Police Saturday produced Sujina Begum in the court of the chief judicial magistrate here. Police sources said Sujina Begum, who had received training in jihad at some madrassas in West Bengal, was actively working to spread ...

12 days ago
Meghalaya policeman injured in firing by Assam police

Shillong, Nov 8 (IANS) A police officer was critically injured in a gun battle Saturday between Assam Police and their Meghalaya counterparts after the Assam personnel mistook the others for a group of militants, an official said. The incident took place in Moolaber, a bordering village between Meghalaya's West Jaintia Hills district and Assam's Karbi Anglong district, when both the poli...

13 days ago
Burdwan blast accused's wife nabbed in Assam

Guwahati, Nov 7 (IANS) A joint team of the special operation unit of Assam Police and the CRPF has arrested Sujina Begum, wife of Shahnur Alom, one of the 12 suspects involved in the recent bomb blast at Burdwan in West Bengal. Both Shahnur Alom and Sujina were on the wanted list of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the blast case. The NIA recently release...

14 days ago
Four Naga insurgents killed in Assam

Guwahati, Nov 5 (IANS) Four cadres of Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM have been killed in Assam during joint operations by security forces, an official said Wednesday. The first operation took place Monday night near Kopilo village in Dima Hasao district, which is also a tri-junction of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur, defence ministry spokesperson Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said. The joint...

17 days ago
NIA searches Jamaat operative's house in Assam

Guwahati, Nov 3 (IANS) A team from the NIA Monday searched the house of Shahnur Alom, an absconding operative of the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), in Assam's Barpeta district, officials said. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team that arrived in Assam Sunday, visited Chatala village in Barpeta, about 100 km from main city Guwahati. While the NIA team had Sunday se...

24 days ago
Adivasi couple branded witches killed in Assam

Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) In yet another case of witch hunting in Assam, an elderly couple was killed by some villagers in Kokrajhar district Sunday night, police said Monday. Som Murmu (61) and Fulmoni Mardi (58) were killed after bring branded witches by some villagers in Fulkumari village near Gosaigaon. Three people have been arrested and they confessed their involvement in the...

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Nine arrested for branding Assam athlete a witch

Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) Nine people, including seven women, have been arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy for branding an Assam athlete as a witch, police said Wednesday. Tulumai Medhi, Jugamayee Medhi, Kalmeswari Medhi, Purnima Hazarika, Meera Deka, Soroju Koch and Sarumai Bora have been arrested till date after the incident in Karbi Anglong district Thursday. Two men - R...

1 month ago
JMB trains Assamese men to carry out attacks: Assam DG

Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) Assamese youths have undergone a training under the Islamic terror network Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to carry out attacks, Director General of Police (DGP) Khagen Sarma said Tuesday. We have received information against some youths who have been visiting Bangladesh for getting the training under the Islamic terror networks such as the JMB to carry out te...

1 month ago
Bengal blast: NSG disposes of seized IEDs

Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) A team of NSG Friday began disposing off a cache of bombs that were seized from a house by central investigating agencies while probing the Oct 2 blast in West Bengal. The 30-odd improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were seized from the house of one the suspects in the blast that took place in Khagragarh in Burdwan killing two suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen militant...

1 month ago
Bengal blast: NIA to seek custody of accused

Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Six people arrested in connection with the Oct 2 blast in West Bengal's Burdwan district will be presented before a special NIA court here Monday and the central probe agency will seek their custody. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which was probing the case before the the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over, arrested the six people, who inc...

1 month ago
'Assam youth arrested for terror link had training in Jihad'

Guwahati, Oct 11 (IANS) A day after the arrest of six persons for terror links in Assam's Barpeta district, police said that one of the arrested youth had been asked to work as a sleeper cell and to look for potential Muslim youth to be motivated for Jihad. The Special Branch of the Assam police had Friday arrested six persons in connection with the Oct 2 blast at Burdwan in West Bengal ...

1 month ago
Burdwan blast: Six youths held in Assam

Guwahati, Oct 10 (IANS) The Special Branch of Assam police has arrested six youths from Barpeta district in connection with the Oct 2 blast at Burdwan in West Bengal. Two terrorists were killed and one was injured in the blast which occurred in a house in Khagragarh area of Burdwan. West Bengal Police later arrested two women - Amina Bibi and Rajira Bibi - and claimed to have fo...

1 month ago
Assam orders probes into police atrocities

Guwahati, Oct 9 (IANS) The Assam government Thursday ordered two separate probes into the distribution of poor quality relief materials and alleged police atrocities on flood-hit people in the state's Goalpara district. One probe will be conducted by a magistrate while the other probe will be carried out by a deputy inspector general (DIG)-level officer of police. Several people ...

2 months ago
Former Assam police chief commits suicide

Guwahati, Sep 17 (IANS) Former Assam police chief Shankar Baruah shot himself dead here Wednesday, police said. Police said the former director general of police shot himself with a revolver at his residence in Barowari locality. He was a suspect in the multi-crore chit fund scam and the CBI, in the course of its investigation, had raided his house last month. ...

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