A madrasa in Bongaigaon district was bulldozed by the Assam government on Wednesday due to its claimed connections to the AQIS/ABT Islamic terror organisation. Following the arrest of 37 people with claimed ties to terrorism, the government has destroyed three madrasas, including this one.
A few bulldozers showed up early in the morning at the Markazul Ma-Arif Quariayana Madrasa, which is situated in the small village of Kabaitary Part-IV within the boundaries of the Jogighopa police station.“We received an order that said the structure was hazardous for inhabitants. Goalpara police authorities also arrested an assistant teacher of the school who had links with Al-Qaeda and ABT.
His arrest led to the recovery of documents from the madrasa yesterday. Considering both aspects, we got an order for demolition and it is under process,” the police officer said.Jeharul Islam, 35, the madrasa assistant teacher, was detained a few days ago in Kabaitary village during a special operation by the Goalpara police.
He was detained in connection with a larger case involving 37 people who were suspected of having ties to terrorist organisations, including some Imams and madrasa teachers.A squad of Goalpara police searched the interior of the destroyed madrasa and discovered important papers, including a Bengali-printed ABT brochure. Goalpara police detained Hafizur Rahman Mufti, another madrasa instructor, last week on suspicion of having ties to ABT and Al Qaeda.