GUWAHATI, Sept 18 - Banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen was trying to supply sophisticated arms including the AK 47 assault rifles for its operatives in the State, top Assam Police sources told The Assam Tribune.
Sources said that the arms procurement process had already begun and there might be some links with dealers based in Nagaland in the entire process, which the investigators are probing.
“As per our report, the outfit could not execute its plan to supply arms but then we are not ruling out any possibility. Many new revelations has come up during the questioning,” a senior Assam Police official said.
On reports that a Pakistan-based terrorist Amir visited the State to survey certain pockets recently, sources said that there are still a few points to be corroborated in this context.
Meanwhile, Assam Police, on Monday, arrested three more persons, including the brother of Qamar-uz-Zama, the hardcore cadre of Hizbul Mujahideen, for their alleged links with the terror outfit, taking the number of arrests to seven.
The arrested include Saiful Islam, the brother of Qamar-uz-Zama who was recently arrested by the anti terrorism squad of Kanpur police, Riyazuddin, Bahirul Islam and Zainul Ahmed.
Police also said that Zama visited Assam and Meghalaya in August this year along with another before moving to Kanpur where he was arrested.
Sources divulged that the teams of anti terrorism squad and the Assam Police is questioning the accused on various aspects and there is a possibility that Assam Police could seek the custody of Qamar-uz-Zama,, the hardcore terrorist of Assam origin who was arrested recently in Kanpur.