Miya museum has Qaida links: Assam police | India News


GUWAHATI: Assam police alleged Wednesday that terrorist money tied to al-Qaida funded a “Miya museum” in Goalpara district, which was sealed Tuesday and its founders arrested for setting it up illegally in a house built with PM’s rural housing scheme funds, reports Mukut Das.
Police said arrested “cadres” of Bangladesh-based Islamic radical group Ansarullah Bangla Team have revealed the al-Qaida-affiliated group had provided money to set up the private museum to display farm tools and other items said to be exclusive to Bangladeshi immigrants. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had said the articles belonged traditionally to natives of Assam.
The museum was set up by Asom-Miya (Asomiya) Parishad and inaugurated Sunday by the organisation’s president Mohar Ali, vice president Abdul Baten and a resident from Assam’s Dibrugarh district, Tanu Dhadumia.
All three were rounded up in Nalbari district for their alleged links with ABT.


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