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Govt reveals JMB sleeper cells

The Assam Government has revealed that Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh is preparing as many as 20 'sleeper cell' members in the state. Ten members are still at large to carry out subversive activities in Assam.

Forest minister Rockybul Hussain informed the House on behalf of the home department that the in West Bengal based top JMB leaders imparted training to some people of Assam.

In a written reply he said that police have so far arrested 10 such persons, including a woman, from different places in Barpeta and Nalbari districts, and operations are on to nab the remaining cadres.   According to Hussain, a total of three Islamic fundamentalist groups were active in Assam with a total cadre strength of around 200.

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