Dhubri, July 8, 2019:
Security personnel have been successful in apprehending yet another Muslim Fundamentalist Organisation/Muslim Liberation Tiger of Assam (MFO/ MULTA ) cadre in Dhubri district of Assam, where the proscribed group is most active.
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In a successful counter insurgency operation carried out in Gauripur in Assam, Dhubri Police and an Indian Army unit based in Panbari, Dhubri, jointly apprehended a Muslim Fundamentalist Organisation/Muslim Liberation Tiger of Assam (MFO/ MULTA ) cadre.
Based on an intelligence input, a joint check post was established by an army team along with the OC of Gauripur Police Station and five police constables. The team recovered one 7.65 mm Pistol & other incriminating materials in possession of the cadre, who was travelling in a bus from Guwahati to Dhubri.
The cadre has been identified as Mohammad Hasem, hailing from Dhubri district itself. The cadre, along with the recovered evidence has been handed over to Gauripur Police Station for further investigation.
It may be mentioned that the Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) is an Islamist extremist organization founded around 1996 in the eastern Indian state of Assam.
The South Asia Terrorism Portal (satp.org) describes it as part of the All Muslim United Liberation Forum of Assam (AMULFA), and that Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA) is a sister organization under the AMULFA umbrella.
According to Indian authorities, the organization is tied to terrorist operations and criminal activity throughout Assam, primarily in Dhubri district, but also in Nagaon, Morigaon and Darrang districts.
It sells weapons illegally, and conducts kidnapping and extortion to fund its activities.
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