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13 ISI Agents Arrested in Assam

Guwahati: Thirteen suspected ISI agents were arrested by Army in Assam’s North Cachar district on Friday. Four of whom were Hindus while others are Muslim.

According to information, acting on specific inputs, the Army arrested the agents from different parts of the Haflong. Most of these arrested people hail from Rajasthan.

They have been identified as Lakshmi Narayan Sarma (Rajasthan), Md Islam (Rajasthan), Md Isan Sheikh, (Rajasthan), Md Rekibuddin (Rajasthan), Mahabir Sarma (Rajasthan), Bajrang Sheikh (Rajasthan), Abdul Khaleq (Karimganj, Asom), Zakir Hussain (Karimganj), Abdul Salam (Karimganj), Naresh Sarma (Karimganj), Meijul Lashkar (Karimganj), Abdul Talukdar (Karimganj) and Surya Tantubau (Cachar), had been staying separately in rented houses.

Although no arms or ammunition were recovered from their possession, phones and incriminating documents suggest that they had been maintaining links with fundamentalist elements in UAE, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

It is apprehended that suspected the agents intended to establish links with the local militant outfits during their stay in Karbi Anglong and North Cachar.

These people have already been handed over to the police for a thorugh investigation. The agents, have reportedly come to the state three months back. They have been working in shops, hotels, electronic outlets and as tailors.
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