Modi Government orders crackdown on Deoband

New Delhi, Oct 31: As a precautionary measure the Saharanpur Police will conduct a passport verification drive in Deoband. This drive comes in the wake of reports that some terrorists are hiding in the area. Two suspected  Bangladeshi terrorist had recently managed to get Indian passports on Deoband addresses.

“Keeping in mind several incidents, direction is issued to conduct address verification of passports holders residing in six different police station areas, including Deoband. These are areas where several people from outside Saharanpur district have settled. Police team of concerned police station will assist officials of Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) in the drive, “ said Babloo Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Saharanpur. An enquiry into Abdullah’s passport is still underway, he added.

One Abdullah, a Bangladeshi national, was arrested by UP's Anti Terrorist Squad, for allegedly preparing fake identity cards, especially for those from his country, and helping them with safe hideouts in India. He is also accused of being a member of the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), a militant outfit.