New Delhi, Oct 10 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case on Wednesday and has taken over the investigation into the matter of two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists from Assam. The operatives were allegedly trained in Jammu and Kashmir and sent to the state to set up a terror base.
On Sunday, it was reported that the NIA has taken over the investigation formally of the expansion of the terrorist group in Assam. Earlier the Uttar Pradesh police were handling the case. The matter came to the fore when the UP police arrested one trained operatives Qamar uz Zaman in Kanpur by UP ATS. After his arrest, the Assam police arrested eight of his friends in different location on Assam.
Special Director General (Special branch) of Assam Police, Pallab Bhattacharya said : “We have brought Qamar uz here from UP police on a transit remand yesterday and he was produced before a local court today. We have to take him back to UP for production in court on October 11 from where NIA will take over the investigation.”
The NIA had already been probing the matter for previous weeks with the Assam and UP police before taking over the case formally. The Assam Police have so far found that Hizbul was searching for new recruits in Assam and Qamar was given that responsibility, the report said
“They were also trying to purchase some sophisticated arms and had even initiated communication with the clandestine arms market in Dimapur but they have not purchased any weapons so far. Any terror activity can’t be carried out without money and the money trail from J&K to Assam needs to be investigated further.”
Source : Times Now Digital.