New Delhi, May 08: Radicalisation and terror down south has been a major concern. The fact of the matter is that there was always a danger lurking and it is also a fact that the agencies reacted late in this part of the country.
Was it due to the late reactions that let terror and radicalisation flourish in South India. Former officer of the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan says that it is unfair to accuse the agencies of reacting late in South India. Let us put this thing in perspective and the fact is that the agencies never got a free hand to act against radicalisation and terrorism down South, he tells OneIndia.
Bhatkal is an important constituency with a little over 2 lakh voters. The name Bhatkal has been in the news for a long time for all the wrong reasons thanks to several founding members of the Indian Mujahideen hailing from this place.
The Islamic State declared that Abu Yusuf al-Hindi alias Shafi Armar a resident of Bhatkal was killed in Syria’s Raqqa area. While Indian Intelligence agencies are yet to confirm the news of his death, a similar incident has been reported a few months back.
terFor India, Armar, the brother of Sultan Armar who was also killed in Syria is a prized catch. He is the recruiter-in-chief for the ISIS in India. He was recently declared a global terrorist by the United States of America.
I am proud to be an Indian is what this person from Bhatkal who was acquitted of terror charges had to say. Maulana Shabbir Gangawali Nadvi was acquitted by a Mangaluru court on Monday in connection with a terror case. He said that he had been picked up only because he is a resident of Bhatkal and was a moulana.
Bengaluru, Apr 5: The preliminary probe that is being conducted following the detention of a Bhatkal resident for alleged ISIS links suggests that he may have been involved in hawala transactions.
The Intelligence Bureau had detained Rawoof Ahmed a resident of Bhatkal in Karnataka at Pune. He is likely to be handed over to the National Investigation Agency which is probing cases related to the ISIS.
Mohammad Shafi Armar is just 26 years of age and today according to investigators he is the key link between the ISIS and the Indian recruits.
An interpol notice on him reads that he is wanted for criminal conspiracy read with terrorist acts, raising funds and recruiting persons for terrorist acts and also being a member of a terrorist organisation.
A resident of Bhatkal, his name is Mohammad Shafi and his family name Armar. He is fluent in English, Kannada, Urdu and Hindi. His pseudo name is Yousouf al-Hindi. He is also the brother of Sultan Armar the founder of the Ansar-ul-Tawhid the agency which is alleged to be recruiting Indians into the ISIS.
New Delhi, Jan 30: Better late than never. Adnan Damudi, a resident of Bhatkal who was detained in Dubai in March 2015 was finally deported on Friday along with two others and is currently in the custody of the National Investigating Agency. Of the three deportations that took place yesterday, the NIA lay importance on Damudi the most as he was an active recruiter. Read more