Arrested and released thrice, LeT terrorist who targeted Pandits in J&K finally killed

Rather had become a headache in the Valley and was responsible for scores of incidents in which both the security personnel and civilians were targeted.

New Delhi, Aug 11: Three Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists, including Lateef Ahmad Rather involved in the killing of several civilians, were gunned down by the security forces in an encounter at Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir.

Rather was involved in the killing of Rahul Bhat and TV actor Amreen Bhat. Rather, a resident of Badipora Chadoora, had joined the terror ranks in 2000 and had been active since then. Besides targeting security forces, he had in particular targeted Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.

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Foreign-funded Islamist hit squads on a mission to eliminate Hindus

An Intelligence Bureau official says that such hit squads are being formed following a clarion call by the Islamic Courts which have been specifically set up to target Hindus in India.

New Delhi, Aug 10: The nation has witnessed a spate of targeted killings of Hindus in recent months. There have also been targeted attacks on Hindus and its leaders by radical Islamists in addition to violence and vandalism from all the corners of the country.

The Karnataka police, which is probing the killing of BJP worker Praveen Nettar, has learnt that a hit squad was formed by these radical elements. While the squad managed to murder Praveen, they were unsuccessful in murdering two other Hindus who they had identified and placed on their hit-list.

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NIA digs deeper as Pakistan looks to help revival of LTTE in Tamil Nadu

The agencies learnt that money lying in the accounts linked to the LTTE remained untouched for long, but now attempts are being made to withdraw the same and use it for the revival of the outfit.

New Delhi, Aug 09: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) last week conducted searches at the residence of one C Gunashekaran at Chengalpattu district in Tamil Nadu.

The NIA said in a note that the case on hand pertains to the Sri Lankan drug mafia. The said mafia is controlled by Gunashekaran who in association with Haji Salim, an arms and drugs supplier based in Pakistan, has been operating in India and Sri Lanka.

The agency further pointed out that these operatives are dealing in illegal drugs and arms for the revival of the LTTE in India and Sri Lanka.

A high alert had been sounded in February this year after the Intelligence Bureau warned that attempts were being made to revive the LTTE. This was also followed by a case by the NIA which booked three people in connection with a fake passport case.

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NIA’s pan-India raids reveal Islamic State’s targets in India are Hindus, Hindu temples

The NIA has learnt that scores of Muslim youth have been radicalised online, thanks to the material that the Islamic State has put up on the internet and social media.

New Delhi, Aug 08: The deep-rooted problem of the Islamic State in India came to the fore yet again following the arrest of a radicalised and active member of the group from his residence in Delhi.

While the National Investigation Agency (NIA) continues to question Mohsin Ahmad, the agency conducted raids at different locations in Doda and Jammu on Monday, sources have told OneIndia.

The raids being conducted today are also in connection with the case relating to the Islamic State. The source cited above said that they are cracking down the pan-India modules of the terror group which have infiltrated deep and are radicalising several Muslim youth across the country.

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D-Syndicate raises its ugly head again: This time on the target are Hindu leaders

Dawood continues to remain a top asset for Pakistan which continues to shelter him because he funds the ISI and many terror groups with the money he makes out of narcotics trade.

New Delhi, Aug 06: Recently, there has been a lot of activity relating to the D-Gang with several persons being arrested. This week the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Mohammad Salim alias Salim Fruit in connection with cases relating to smuggling, narco-terrorism, money laundering, circulating fake currency and raising funds for terror activities.

Salim is a close associate of D Company and has played an active role in extorting huge sums of money in the name of Dawood Ibrahim’s right-hand man, Chotta Shakeel.

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China, Pak can play ‘friends’ but India has larger plans to expose them

In October 2020, reports said that China is helping Pakistan set up sites for surface-to-air missiles in PoK and the soldiers of both the sides have been carrying out joint patrols in the region.

New Delhi, Aug 05: A Chinese construction company has been renovating bunkers and building new ones in areas adjoining Muzzafarabad an Athmuqam. It has set up an office in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The area falls under the Kel sector of the Pakistan army’s 32 decision and these sites have been camouflaged. However this is not the first time that the Chinese are undertaking activity of this nature in the region.

Earlier Beijing had sent manpower and machines to Pakistani territory opposite Bikaner in Rajasthan. A forward airbase was upgraded and over 350 stone bunkers and border outposts were refurbished. China justifies these actions citing threats to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and also its nationals working on its projects.

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Hybrid terrorists: These nameless, faceless pawns are the hardest to spot

Hybrid terrorists are the boys next door. They lead a normal life and are called in for a specific mission by terror groups or their ideological mentors.

New Delhi, Aug 04: Among the many challenges that India faces on the security front, the latest one is that of hybrid terrorists. Loosely defined, hybrid terrorists are the boys next door.

They lead a normal life and are called in for a specific mission by terror groups or their ideological mentors. While this trend is catching on in Jammu and Kashmir rapidly, it would not be wrong to describe the killers of Hindus in Udaipur and Amaravati as hybrid terrorists as well.

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IB warns of big terror threat in Delhi ahead of Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 04: The Intelligence Bureau has alerted the Delhi Police about a possible strike by terror groups Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad ahead of India’s 75th Independence Day on August 15.

In a 10 page letter the Intelligence Bureau says that there is a threat from the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad. The agency also directed the police to put in place strict measures at the Red Fort ahead of Independence Day.

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As Al-Qaeda scouts for new chief, Indian agencies worry about an Islamic State spillover

Mohammad Salahldin Zidan

The coming days would be crucial because the Al-Qaeda would not want to break the momentum it has generated when it comes to spreading its ideology in India

New Delhi, Aug 03: Mohammed Salahldin Zidan who is of Egyptian origin is likely to be the next chief of the Al-Qaeda. The terror group began the hunt for a new chief after US President Joe Biden announced that Al-Qaeda boss Ayman al-Zawahiri had been killed in a drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday.

Zidan who also goes by the alias Saif-al-Adel is tipped to be the next chief of the terror group that carried out the 9/11 attacks. His whereabouts are however unknown currently.

While the death of Zawahiri is welcome news for India, the agencies are also worried about the possible spillover of Al-Qaeda cadres into the Islamic State whose ideology has caught traction against many radical Indian Muslims. The Islamic State has demonstrated how deeply it is able to penetrate in India especially in the southern states.

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Seized literature reveals radical fangs getting deeper in south India

The NIA has found literature relating to the Islamic State. Speeches of the 20th century Islamic thinker Abu Ala Maududi too have been found during the searches.

New Delhi, Aug 02: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday carried out raids in multiple locations in India in connection with an Islamic State case. The NIA also conducted searches in Kerala in connection with a case pertaining to the arrest of Sathik Batcha alias ICAMA Sathik who along with four others attempted to kill police personnel during a vehicle check in February.

The case is an important one as it deals with the extreme level of radicalisation that has been taking place down south. The cases date back to February when an outfit called the Manitha Neeti Pasarai came under the scanner of the NIA.

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