Two more held in connection with setting up of Muslim museum in Assam

Jail. [FPK File Photo/ Vikar Syed]

Guwahati: One more individual has been detained by the Assam Police in connection with the setting up of a private “Miya Museum” by Muslims in the state’s Goalpara district which was sealed on Tuesday by the authorities, an official said on Wednesday.

Tanu Dhadumia, a leader of Asom Miyan (Asomiya) Parishad was apprehended, taking the number of persons detained in the matter so far to three, the police said, as per IANS report.

The report quoting a police officer, said, on Wednesday Dhadumia — a resident of Namrup in Dibrugarh district, was detained and is being questioned.

He said investigation has been underway to find and verify if the three detainees had any association with Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), an affiliate of the Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) militancy group.

The Assam Police on Tuesday detained two leaders — Mohar Ali and Abdul Baten of the Asom Miyan (Asomiya) Parishad soon after the Goalpara district administration sealed the museum.

The museum was sealed by the district authorities on Tuesday after Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma raised questions on its funding, the report said.


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