A person was detained by the Manipur police in connection with the planting of Improvised Explosive Device near a Basketball ground in Imphal, said police. According to the police, a person named Kshetrimayum Bhogendro Singh was detained in connection with the planting of IED near Basketball Ground at Singjamei Chingamakha in Imphal.

“Six electronic digital circuits, similar to the device used in planted IED were recovered from him,” informed Ksh Shivakanta Singh, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Imphal West.

During interrrogation the person revealed that he is an active cadre of UNLF (an insurgent group).

More details are awaited.

Earlier, Assam Police arrested two more suspects with possible links with the banned terrorist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) from Morigaon district.

The suspected terrorists were identified as Musadik Hussain and Ikramul Islam. Ikramul is an Imam and was arrested in the Nagaon district.

On the other hand, the state police arrested Hussain from the Moirabari area in the Morigaon district.

Aparna N, Superintendent of Police of Morigaon district told ANI that both the arrested persons have links with the banned outfit.

Last month, Morigaon district administrations demolished a madrassa at Moirabari after police busted a terror module on the premises of the religious educational institute.

So far, the state administrations have demolished three madrassas across the state following the arrests of around 40 persons so far including the Imam and madrasa teachers on charges of being linked to terror outfits — Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).

In addition, one more such educational institute was razed by locals themselves after a cleric associated with it was held for alleged anti-national activities.

There were reports that some militants disguised as religious teachers had sneaked into the state and silently gone ahead with their subversive and anti-state activities.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that some madrassa managements were not running the institution but were running a terrorist hub.

“I don’t want to generalise (all madrassas), but we investigate and take appropriate action when a complaint of fundamentalism comes,” Sarma had said.

Recently, Chief Minister Sarma said in a press conference that, six Bangladeshi nationals who are members of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) / Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), entered Assam in 2016-17 and Assam police had arrested one among them and five are still absconding.

For better surveillance, Assam Chief Minister reiterated that Islamic teachers coming into the state will be closely monitored and moreover the state was developing a portal where their details will be captured.