The year 2016 saw a major increase in the number of operatives of the Huji and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh infiltrating into India.
Nasir was arrested along with five others last week by the Hyderabad police and their activities in the city are being probed.
The men arrested have been named as Mawlana Zafar Alim and Maniul Islam. While Alim was the head of the AQIS in Bangladesh, Islam is a former chief of the radical Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islami or the HuJI.
Jihad from Bangladesh to Bhagdad is a slogan attached to the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.
Hyderabad was to be the epi-centre of the Al-Qaeda through which it was decided to target several youth from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. National Investigating Agency officials informed that it appears that the Al-Qaeda has been planning this operation for quite some time and a lot of information was leaked by the Subedar who was honey trapped. He had leaked information regarding several army officers and also the bases which may have been shared with the Al-Qaeda which has decided that Hyderabad would its base to further it cause of setting up the Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent or the AQIS.
Designating the leaders of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen as Specially Designated Global Terrrorists is a blessing for the Indian security agencies. The Harkat-ul-Mujahideen had entered into a deadly coalition along with Pakistan based militant groups and also the siikh militants groups towards the turn of 2014 and this coalition known as the Jabbar-ul-Mujahideen had started to look lethal. These sanctions become all the more important today with the Al-Qaeda launching its India wing and the proximity between thhe HuM, AQ and SIMI is an open secret.
A year back a major conspiracy to assassinate Right Wing leaders involving youth from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Hubli and Nanded was busted. According to the National Investigation Agency it was a coordinated effort between the youth of the above mentioned places to plot and assassinate Right Wing leaders who they felt were threatening their religion.
The NIA after much running around has finally managed to piece a chargesheet in which accused 14 youth of conspiracy and also promoting enmity between religions.
Are some politicians linked to terrorists? If a terrorist is known to a politician does that mean he has a direct link with the activities of a terrorist organisation?
In West Bengal the Intelligence Bureau has very often complained about a political party doling out support to the Jammat-ul-Islami and the Chattra Shabir. In Kerala political outfits are accused of being kind of some radical members of the SIMI where as in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar it would be the Indian Mujahideen and in Hyderabad the HuJI.