The Kabul Airport bomber was originally tasked to attack Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 20: The suicide bomber of the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), Abdul Rehman was originally handpicked to carry out a major attack in New Delhi. Rehman who hails from Afghanistan was the son of a merchant who frequented India for business.

Rehman had taken admission at an engineering college in Noida and he was handpicked to strike in the national capital due to his familiarity with New Delhi. He was however arrested after he came under the radar of the Delhi Police and Research and Analysis Wing.

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Pak had 3 pronged agenda in creating terror module that Delhi Police bust

New Delhi, Sep 18: Earlier this week, the Delhi Police busted a major ISI sponsored module, which was planning on carrying out a series of attacks in the country.

The Delhi Police said that the six persons were planning major attacks in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra during the festival season. The police also said that the accused persons had visited Pakistan. In Pakistan they were taken to a town near the Gwadar port and were trained by two persons from the Pakistan Army.

The training imparted to them involved preparing IEDs, using firearms, AK-47s and committing arson with the help of items of daily use.

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Situation in Afghanistan, radicalisation, terror recruitment get top billing at high level security meet

New Delhi, Sep 18: Afghanistan and the situation there was the prime focus of the high-level security meeting of the Intelligence agencies and chiefs of the anti-terror units from all states.

The meeting held in the national capital discussed the various situations that could arise in the wake of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan. Since the takeover, it has become very clear that Pakistan has been meddling heavily in Afghanistan.

The high level meeting discussed the current scenario and how the ISI could with the help of the Taliban use Afghanistan as a launch pad for the Jaish-e-Mohammad or Lashkar-e-Tayiba to launch attacks on India.

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With Islamic State in overdrive mode particularly in South India, NIA sounds a high alert

New Delhi, Sep 18: The Islamic State is trying to further operations in the country. The recent chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency is a clear indicator of how dangerous the group is.

The ISIS had in fact scouted for land in the forests of South India to set up training camps and launch pads. In addition to this, the agency has also noticed an increase in online activity by the group.

The primary concern is still Kerala and the highest number of recruits are emerging from that state an officer told OneIndia on condition of anonymity. The NIA has so far investigated 37 cases of terror attacks, conspiracy and funding which have been inspired by the ISIS ideology.

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The ISIS Daishwilayahs in the forests of South India

New Delhi, Sep 17: The National Investigation Agency which is probing several cases relating to the Islamic State. In its latest chargesheet the NIA has spoken about the ISIS trying to set up modules inside the forests in South India.

During the course of the investigations, the NIA learnt that these operatives were in the process of setting up an ISIS Daishwilayah or province inside the jungles of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. When it was unraveled in 2020, the NIA said that this was the first of its kind plot.

The case arose following the arrest of a few persons who had conspired at Salem and Chennai who had fraudulently activated SIM cards by using multiple identity documents of various persons without their knowledge and consent.

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NIA arrests Madurai man for trying to establish Islamic State, Sharia law in India

New Delhi, Sep 17: The National Investigation Agency has arrested one persons after conducting searches in Tamil Nadu in connection with the Madurai Hizb-ut-Tahir case.

The NIA conducted searches at two locations in Thiruvarur and Tanjore districts of Tamil Nadu and arrested an accused Bava Bahrudeen.

The case was initially registered by the Thideer Nagar Police Station in Madurai in which Mohammed Iqbal had used his Facebook account “Thoonga Vizhigal Rendu is in Kazimar Street” to upload posts that denigrated a particular community and fomented communal disharmony among different religions in a manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order.

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7 ministers in Gujarat government have declared pending criminal cases against them

New Delhi, Sep 17: There are seven ministers in the Gujarat government who have declared pending criminal cases against them. Of the seven 3 ministers have declared serious cases against themselves says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

Out of the 25 ministers analysed, 19 (76%) are crorepatis. The average assets of 25 ministers analysed is Rs 3.95 crores. The minister with the highest declared total assets is Patel Rushikesh Ganeshbhai from Visnagar constituency with assets worth Rs. 14.95 crores.

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In 2020 most policemen were martyred in naxal attacks, Kerala topped injury list due to riotous mobs

New Delhi, Sep 16: Left Wing Extremism claimed the maximum lives of police personnel in 2020, the latest report released by the National Crimes Records Bureau shows.

59 police personnel were martyred due to naxalite related incidents, while 36 lost their lives due to terror, the data also shows. The highest number of deaths of police personnel due to naxal related incidents was 55 and all these cases were reported from Chhattisgarh. Maharashtra and Jharkhand reported 3 and 1 such incidents respectively.

Chhattisgarh reported 12 cases of police personnel losing their lives due to a riotous mob. This was followed by Assam and Delhi, which reported 8 and 1 cases respectively.

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Smaller cities were targeted more by cyber-criminals says NCRB report

New Delhi, Sep 16: There has been an increase in the number of cyber-crimes reported in the country. The largest increase was in the states of Telangana, Assam, Maharashtra, Bihar and Odisha, a report by the National Crimes Records Bureau said.

Released late on Tuesday, the report said that the number of cyber crimes only rose by. 0.8 per cent in the 20 major cities of the countries. This indicates that in 2020 more people were targeted in the smaller cities.