A call to the Alipore jail from Karachi last year is not something that can be taken lightly. After all the call was made by a person by the name Jawed Baluchi from Karachi to a key operative called Aftab Ansari.
Ansari’s call to Karachi and vice versa was revealed to the Delhi police by Abdul Subhan the Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative they arrested.
Ansari’s continued links to Karachi despite being in jail and the hatching of an abduction of a businessman along with Subhan is very similar to the Khadim Shoe baron kidnapping case. Roy Burman the vice chairman of Khadim shoes was abducted by a gang of five headed by Aftab Ansari. It was alleged that a part of the Rs 3.65 crore ransom that they had got was pumped into New York to help with the planning of the 9/11 attack. Ansari had to be deported from the UAE at the behest of the US after this link had come up.
Ansari after the abduction had stayed on in India for a year before he executed the American Centre bombing in 2002 at Kolkata. After this he fled to the UAE before being deported to India.
Ansari is now back in the new following these new intercepts that the central intelligence agencies have been able to make between the Alipore jail and Karachi. The plan was to send Subhan back to India and carry out an abduction and then attack Delhi. They had even narrowed down on a businessman whom they were planning on abducting.
An office with the intelligence bureau informed that the ransom amount that they were planning on demanding was around Rs 4 crore. While a part of the money was to be used for the Delhi strike, they had planned on moving some money to Pakistan. During the calls they speak in coded language and whatever the agencies have managed to decode it points towards a major strike and also raising funds for a foreign operation. There were several calls that were made between Karachi and Alipore. All the numbers that were used in the Alipore jail were from Haryana and the police have been directed to probe this angle to the case. The IB official says what has worried them most is that they see a similar pattern that they had found in the year 2001. It was a similar kind of operation following which we saw the birth of a deadly SIMI in West Bengal which spread across the country. We also witnessed the 9/11 attacks which according to a CIA dossier was partly funded by Ansari and his men. Some of the men who reported to Ansari had managed to slip out and they carried the funds to Pakistan which was used to float the Indian Mujahideen.