LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Sqaud (ATS) freed five youth—three from Deoband and two from Shamli—after they failed to find suspected terror links after the preliminary inquiry.
The five were detained on Sunday morning based on a tip off given by Bangladeshi terror suspect Abdullah- Al- Mamon, who was arrested from Kutesara village in Muzaffarnagar district. Mamon belongs to the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), a terror outfit active in Bangladesh
He was brought to Lucknow on transit remand to be further grilled on Monday. While the five were suspected to be influenced by Islamic organisations propagating Jihad, it could be corroborated during their interrogation.
However, Abdullah-Al-Mamon, who was also nabbed in an early Sunday morning raid on a local mosque in Muzaffarnagar, had tried to pursue Islamic studies at Deoband soon after reaching UP in 2011.
He acquired a fake adhaar card made through a tout in Bongaigaon, Assam before shifting base.
Abdullah was appointed cleric of a local mosque in Ambehta Sheikh village in Deoband but shifted to a mosque in Kutesara village in June as local failed to understand his dialect.
Believed to be a member of Ansarullah Bangla, an extremist organization active in Bangladesh, Abdullah used to help
illegal Bangladeshi immigrants procure IDs such as Adhaar card.
"He spent over six years in the two districts and after good ties with the sarpanch and Pradhan of some villages, was able to generate IDs. We have noted down their names ", said IG, ATS, Aseem Arun.
However, the team is still trying to ascertain how he succeeded in getting the documents verified.