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ISIS India Head and Associate Arrested in Assam’s Dhubri: Major Operation by Assam Police STF

Guwahati, 20th March : Information was received from sister agencies that two top rung leaders of ISIS in India who were camping in a neighbouring country would cross over to India at the Dhubri Sector to carry out sabotage activities. Based on the input, an STF team under Sri Parthasarathi Mahanta, IPS, IGP(STF), Sri Kalyan Kumar Pathak, APS, Addl SP, STF and other ranks was deputed to locate and apprehend the said accused persons who are also wanted accused of NIA. The team proceeded to Dhubri in the evening hours of 19/03/24.
Thereafter, since the input was credible in nature, a manhunt was launched in the International border area to nab the culprits. At around 4.15 am of 20/03/24, the accused persons were detected at Dharmasala area of Dhubri after they had crossed the international border. Both of them were apprehended and brought to STF office at Guwahati.
The identity of both of them was ascertained and it is found that accused Haris Farooqi @ Harish Ajmal Farukhi S/ Ajmal Farooqi of Chakrata, Dehradun is the head of ISIS in India. His associate Anurag Singh @ Rehan S/ Manbir Singh of Diwana, Panipat got converted to Islam and his wife is a Bangladeshi national.
Both of them are highly indoctrinated and motivated leaders/ members of ISIS in India. They had furthered the cause of ISIS in India through conspiracies to carry out recruitment, terror funding and terror acts by means of IEDs at several places across India.
Several cases are pending against them at NIA, Delhi, ATS, Lucknow etc.
STF, Assam will hand over the accused to NIA for taking up further legal actions against these fugitives.


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