New Delhi, Jan 10: The year 2018 witnessed several arrests of Indian Mujahideen. Those arrested were not ordinary operatives, but those who were part of the first batch which set up the Indian Mujahideen.
New Delhi, Dec 1: The agencies have stepped up efforts to track down a top member of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh. The man in question is Idris and he has been tasked by the JuMB to revive the Indian Mujahideen which had gone bust after several of its top members were arrested in a series of operations undertaken by the police and the Intelligence Bureau.
The arrest of Indian Mujahideen co-founder, Abdul Subhan was a prized catch for the security agencies. The man wanted for a series of blasts that rocked the country was nabbed recently in a dare-devil operation by the Delhi police.
New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is expected to make a major breakthrough in the SIMI Wagamon Kerala camp case.
Abdus Subhan Qureshi has revealed that he met with Indian Mujahideen co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal in Saudi Arabia a few months prior to his arrest. He said that the meeting was fixed up in Saudi Arabia as it was not possible for him to travel to Pakistan where Riyaz is residing.
New Delhi: Two key arrests in two months have been made by the special cell of the Delhi police. While Abdul Subhan, the founding member of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) was arrested last month, today the Delhi police arrested Ariz Khan alias Junaid.
Following Junaid’s arrest on Indo-Nepal border, a team of the Intelligence Bureau and the police questioned him. He said that he had fled India for Nepal following the Batla House encounter. He further said that he was contacted by Subhan who wanted to bring in all the old cadres and revive the Indian Mujahideen.
The Delhi police would look to unearth the existing modules of the Indian Mujahideen following the arrest of Ariz Khan alias Junaid. Police officials say that the back to back arrests of Junaid and Abdul Subhan are crucial and their interrogation would help unearth any existing modules of the IM.
The Indian Mujahideen, one of the most dreaded terrorist groups in India is back in the news. The back to back arrests of two of its top men- Abdul Subhan and Ariz Khan are without a doubt a major breakthrough for the security agencies.
Abdul Subhan the Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative arrested recently by the Delhi police has revealed that he was given instructions to draw up a list of RSS leaders. He tells the Delhi police during his interrogation that he had drawn up a list of 18 RSS leaders from Delhi and Nagpur and they were working on a plan on abducting them and demanding a huge ransom.
The Delhi police say that there is a lot of confusion regarding Abdul Subhan and many have mistaken him for the Indian Mujahideen tech chief, Abdus Subhan Qureshi. They are different people and the IM operative is still hiding in Karachi and has been making attempts to revive the Indian Mujahideen.
Subhan the Lashkar operative who was working for his handler Jawed Baluchi said that their first plan was to carry out a major attack in New Delhi on August 4th. We were aware that the security during Indepence Day would be extremely high and hence we decided to pre-pone the date of the attack, he also tells the police.
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.