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.
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.
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.
Following the hijab row, the deceased Al-Qaeda chief had put out a video praising the defiance by the girl. He said that he was moved by her defiance
New Delhi, Aug 02: The United States today confirmed that it had taken out Al-Qaeda chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike. He was killed in Kabul when a drone hit him while he was standing at the balcony of his residence.
This is a welcome development for India as Zawahiri had in the past few years trained his guns on India. The chief who everyone thought had been killed confirmed his existence recently when he put out a video praising the girl from Karnataka who raised the hijab issue, which went on to become a national narrative.
The extent of the penetration that the Islamic State has managed to achieve in India is evident from the NIA’s Sunday raids
New Delhi, Aug 01: There were raids across multiple locations in the country by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with Islamic State module cases. Raids were conducted in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
The point in question is the extreme levels of radicalisation that the members of the module had spread. In Bhopal, two persons Mohammad Anas and Zuber Khan were arrested. The NIA said that one of them was a madrasa educated student and the other a graduate from Bhopal.
In Tumakuru, Karnataka, the NIA arrested a students of a Unani Medical College. The student originally hails from Mumbai and he is accused of put out radical Islamic content on the net.
The modules of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are inter-connected. These outfits are following a pattern of radicalising the mind of many rather than focus on terror strikes.
New Delhi, July 30: Coastal Karnataka has been in the news for all the wrong reasons of late. The anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests got violent in the coast and tensions also soared due to the hijab row.
Now the murder of Praveen Nettar in the same belt has raised communal tensions. Another youth by the name Mohammad Fazil was murdered this week which has only added to the tensions.
Radicalisation in the coast is nothing new and there has been a sustained campaign over the past several years. The region has for long been communally charged and several radical elements have taken advantage of the situation and indoctrinated the youth of the region.
The Indian Mujahideen orchestrated some of the worst attacks from this module. Not just for the terror groups, this place has become a safe haven for illegal immigrants from Bangladesh too
New Delhi, July 29: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at Shakarpur village in Darbhanga, Bihar in connection with the Phulwari Sharif terror case.
This particular case has links with the Popular Front of India (PFI). Earlier the NIA had carried out searches in Jamia Nagar Niswa, Purvi Champaran and a teacher identified as Asghar Ali was arrested.
Darbhanga has been a favourite spot for several terror groups, be it the Students Islamic Movement of India or the Indian Mujahideen. During the days of the Indian Mujahideen, the agencies had found it extremely hard to penetrate this area as these terror groups had plenty of local support.
In 2009, a declaration was passed in Kerala by the Darul Khada which called on the Muslim community not to approach the judiciary or police, but instead get all issues resolved by it.
New Delhi, July 28: In the wake of the murder of a BJP youth wing workers in Dakshina Kannada, there has been widespread anger and the Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was forced to cancel the celebrations to mark the first year of his government today.
The Hindu youth worker who was hacked to death, was Praveen Nettar, a BJP Yuva Morcha worker, who owned a poultry shop and the incident took place in Bellare village in Sullia Taluk on Tuesday night, the police said.
Several persons who OneIndia spoke with blamed the continuance of such acts due to the lack of action. It is not just restricted to Karnataka, but has spread across other southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
To fund their movement, the naxals raise funds through production and smuggling of contrabands and farming of banned items such as marijuana and opium takes place on a large scale in these districts.
New Delhi, July 28: The revival of the Magadh zone has been on the agenda of the naxalites for long. Earlier this week, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested one Tarun Kumar, a resident of Bihar who is a member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), in connection with this case.
The NIA said that the accused persons had planned violent acts and also conspired to raise funds for the procurement of arms and ammunition. They were also training their cadres in the fabrication of Improvised Explosive Devices.
During the probe, the NIA learnt that the accused had planned to link up incarcerated naxalites and Over Ground Workers (OWG) in various jails for commission of violent crimes. Kumar, the NIA said was trying to encourage the old cadres to join the naxal movement again and carry out violent acts.
It is a vicious circle that is operating from across the border and from foreign countries to wreck havoc in Punjab. An Intelligence Bureau official tells OneIndia that if you see the investigations of the recent strikes, there are always two links that crop up: ISI and Canada.
New Delhi, July 27: The Intelligence Bureau has been warning for long that pro-Khalistan elements have been gradually coming back with the help of Pakistan’s ISI and will eventually wreck havoc in Punjab.
Two back-to-back incidents that have rocked Punjab have a clear ISI link to it. In May following the RPG attack on the Intelligence wing headquarters, Punjab DGP, Viresh Kumar Bhawra said that it was carried out by the Babbar Khalsa in association with some gangsters, all of whom had the backing of the ISI.
The key conspirator in this attack was identified as Lakhbir Singh Landa who has been in Canada since 2017. Landa is a close associate of Wadhwa Singh and the ISI.