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Three arrested in Assam for alleged links with HM terrorist

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The police has arrested three persons for their alleged links with militant Qamar-uz-Zama, who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad, a said on Sunday.

They are being interrogated, of Police told reporters.

The three, identified as Shahnawaz Alam, and Omar Faruk, were arrested from Hojai, Udali and Byrnihat, along the Assam-border, respectively, on Friday and Saturday, he said.

"The three persons had regular interaction with and we are investigating the information provided by them (to him)," Saikia said.

"We are also investigating Zama's visit to earlier this year (including) the places he visited, the persons with whom he stayed, the purpose of his visit, among other aspects," he added.

Shahnawaz had allegedly procured a mobile SIM card for by furnishing a fake identity card, while Saidul is a close friend of the militant and had stayed with him in

allegedly stayed with Omar in Guwahati during his last visit.

A resident of Assam, Zama was arrested on Thursday by Uttar Pradesh ATS following inputs from the that he planned to attack a temple in during the celebrations and had conducted a recce.

A team of Uttar Pradesh ATS will be reaching Hojai to interrogate the trio.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 18:35 IST