The police, National Investigating Agency and the Intelligence Bureau are desperate for this man. When it comes to ISIS recruitments in India, he is the real big deal. Abdul Khadir Sultan Armar alias Sultan has several Twitter handles like: @ Sult, @ Mulla, @Moulana, @Nakhwa, @ Pandit, @ Shekhu, @ Sheikh-Ul-Hadees and @ Pujari. Born on December 12 1975, he is a resident of Haji Manzil, Nawayat Colony, Bhatkal, Dist- Uttar Kannada, Karnataka-581320.
From al Qaeda to ISIS He started out his journey along with Yasin Bhatkal, the leader of the Indian Mujahideen who was arrested last year. The name of Armar cropped up for the first time when Yasin Bhatkal spilt the beans on him. Bhatkal in his interrogation had told the NIA that Armar was part of a team comprising, Anwer Bhatkal, Shafi Armar, Hussain Farhan Mohammed, Salim Ishaqi and Afeef Mota who were handpicked to undergo training in North Waziristan. At that time around they were training for the al Qaeda and there was a desperate attempt being made by the Indian Mujahideen to break away from the ISI and operate on a global scale.
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There has been a great deal of debate in the recent days regarding the status of the ISIS and whether it has been banned in India. The rule is clear and speaking to experts one gets a clear picture and that is if there is a ban on a particular outfit by the United Nations, then all members are required to abide by the same as per the convention signed.
What Rajnath Singh said exactly? The Home Minister made it clear that the ISIS, or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant) was already banned in India as per entry no 33 in the list of outfits banned under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. According to the Home Minister’s statement there was no need for a separate ban like was done in the case of the SIMI, Indian Mujahideen and the 33 other organizations listed on the Home Ministry website. India has signed the UN convention and as per this they will abide by what the UN has decided. When the UN has proscribed a terrorist organization, then all those part of the convention will automatically follow it.
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has stunned the world once again with a brutal attack and this time involving innocent children. The attack at Peshawar was watched by the entire world with horror and as a neighbouring country, how worried does India have to be? Michael Kugelman Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Washington DC says in this interview with oneindia says that the TTP takes deranged pleasure in targeting kids and schools and has blown up scores of schools over the years.
What has prompted this attack by the Tehrik-e-Taliban? In this case, the motivation was crystal clear, as stated very explicitly by a Taliban spokesman: The Taliban was taking revenge for the Pakistani army’s military offensive in North Waziristan, which is largely focused on the Pakistani Taliban. The Taliban would have liked to have done something like this much earlier (the offensive has been happening since June), but I think the offensive displaced and uprooted the Taliban to the point that it was unable to plan and coordinate attacks, until now.
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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claiming responsibility for the Pakistan school siege is yet another attempt by the group to assert itself in the wake of the ISI trying to split the group further. The message was clearly against the Pakistan army and the ISI which has been targeting them both in terms of military and intelligence might.
In the month of May 2014, a split that took place in the TTP was said to be engineered by the ISI. The ISI has been trying to engineer splits in the TT since it has proven to be a Frankenstein Monster for them as all the attacks by these groups are directed at Pakistan.
The West Bengal administration is becoming extremely difficult to deal with and from day one all the central agencies have complained that there is too much obstruction in the Saradha scam probe.
First it was the Serious Frauds Investigation Office and now the Central Bureau of Investigation. Next time if the CBI is greeted by rowdy elements in the crowd then the agency will approach the Supreme Court seeking that the case be shifted out of West Bengal.
A mindless media and a radical terrorist make a cocktail for disaster. A tweet from a handle called the ISIS_Med has become exclusive news for channels. The tweet which states a hostage situation in Bengaluru will be launched tomorrow in support of Mehdi Masroor Biswas alias @shammiwitness has hit the headlines without everyone especially the regional channels attempting to scare the living daylights of the people.
Now first things first. This particular handle that is being quoted is a parody account which mentions in its profile, “PARODY. Islamic State of Murder, Rape, Invasion, Beheading of innocent journalists, humanitarian volunteers and Occasional Charity ****Daeshland über Alles****”
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is confident that it will get Madan Mitra to speak up as it probes the Saradha scam. He currently is playing it hard and none of his replies have been satisfying a CBI official told oneindia. Madan Mitra who is being questioned by the best minds in the CBI since Friday is acting like a stuck record. Leave alone speaking about Sudipto Sen, he clearly states that he does not even know him, despite proof being thrown in front of him, the CBI officer informed.
West Bengal is not the only state to have been hit by scams. There is Odisha as well and it is not as though the magnitude of the scams here are any less. Then why is Mamta Banerjee in the news and not Naveen Patnaik? The answer is a simple one. Patnaik is clear that law will take its course and the guilty punished. Whereas Mamata Banerjee on the other hand has refused to acknowledge a problem and wants laws changed instead on the pretext that the Central government is hatching a conspiracy against her.