After Yasin who?

With the arrest of Yasin Bhatkal, there is a vacancy in the Indian Mujahideen for the top post. Officials of the Indian Intelligence Bureau and the National Investigation Agency tell rediff.com that the post has fallen vacant, but it is just a matter of time before they fill it up.

Currently there are five men who are in contention for the top post of India’s most dreaded terrorist outfit, the Indian Mujahideen. They are Shahnawaz Alam, Muhammad Sajid Bada, Alamzeb Afridi, Fayaz Kagzai and Ariz Khan. All these operatives were in close contact with Yasin Bhatkal and have very often reached right up to the top cadres settled in Pakistan. Carrying on with the operations may not be a problem for them as they are well versed with the set up and also the modus operandi. An IB official told rediff.com that all these six men were part of the operational set up and hence were in the know of things. Moreover they always had one on one interactions with Yasin Bhatkal which itself shows that they were part of the inner ring of the Indian Mujahideen.

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Terror outsourcing, IM style

IMThe National Investigation Agency has its task cut out as with each blast that rocks the country, a new theory or a new module emerges. The chargesheet that the NIA recently filed paints a helpless picture as at the end of it the agency realises that the key men are still at large and appear to be operating with a lot of ease.

The NIA lists Yasin Bhatkal, Riyaz Bhatkal, Mohsin Choudhary, Amir Reza Khan, Tahsin Akhtar, Dr. Shahnawaz Alam, Asadullah Akhtar, Ariz Khan, Md. Sajid, Md. Khalid and Mirza Shadab Beg as absconders. If one looks at the dossier on the Indian Mujahideen these are the men who have been controlling the outfit since the past many years.

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