Terror legacy: Indian Mujahideen’s dead but its Darbhanga module remains active in other groups

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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.

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Bihar & Kerala: Where terror groups find ample loopholes to plan, plot & execute

The connection between Bihar and Kerala can be seen in the fact that the Indian Mujahideen being formed in Kerala and then it went on to form its strongest module in Bihar.

New Delhi, July 23: The Bihar police recently busted a major module following which it was learnt that the accused persons had plotted the assassination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also planned on setting up an Islamic nation by 2047.g

The National Investigation Agency is also investigating a case relating to a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) module and has made seven arrests so far. The latest person to be arrested is Ali Asgar a resident of Siswaniya village of Bihar.

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An operations man, new IB chief Tapan Deka has proven record of tracking Islamic radicalisation

Tapan Deka

While analysing Intelligence is crucial, it is equally important to have actionable intelligence and Tapan Deka is the right man for the job of IB chief

New Delhi, Jun 25: The Narendra Modi government on Friday appointed Tapan Deka as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau. The appointment is a crucial one and Deka was picked up over around four seniors in the Intelligence Bureau.

Officials OneIndia spoke with said that the idea is to add more strength to the Intelligence Bureau as Deka has a proven track record when it comes to tracking religious radicalisation, handling affairs in the north-east among others.

Deka who headed the Operations desk of the Intelligence Bureau has been tracking religious radicalisation and terrorism very closely. He is credited with breaking the back of the Indian Mujahideen, a terror outfit which wrecked havoc in the country between 2007 and 2013.

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Hijab, riots, murdering Hindus: Are Islamic radicals frustrated with zero tolerance towards terror policy

New Delhi, Apr 15: When Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, he had made it clear that his government would have a zero tolerance policy when it came to terror. Major terror groups operating in the heartland such as the Indian Mujahideen had been completely wiped out by 2014.

Attempts were made to revive outfits such as the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM), but timely intervention ensured that their plans did not succeed. India then witnessed another problem of the Islamic State (ISIS) which was threatening to become a wave.

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How issues such as hijab, anti CAA protests provide fodder to terror groups

New Delhi, Apr 07: An internal rift is always lapped up by terror organisations who add fuel to the fire and begin a campaign to radicalise, recruit and strike. We witnessed this during the Anti CAA protests where several terror groups tried to add fuel to the fire and use the violence as a recruitment tool.

Post the Batla House encounter in which terrorists were killed an alternative narrative was being set. This in fact helped the Indian Mujahideen recruit aplenty into its fold.

During the anti-CAA protests too, groups such as the Islamic State shared propaganda materials on their channels urging Indian Muslims to unite and fight against India. During the Shaheen Bagh protests, it was learnt that many were radicalised and paid to defame the country.

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Handiwork of doctors, professors: Why the Ahmedabad blasts fall under rarest of rare category

New Delhi, Feb 21: While handing out death sentences to 38 terrorists in the Ahmedabad serial blasts case, the court observed that this case falls under the rarest of rare categories.

Death is the only option for such persons carrying out such acts, the court said while also adding that this sentence is being awarded for the sake of peace and safety of the country and its people.

There is no jail in this country where these persons can be lodged forever. These persons are highly skilled, educated and some of them are doctors, professors and computer experts the court said. They have committed crimes in other states and the accused are such persons that to get information out of them to reach at the root of the crime is a highly difficult job, the court noted.

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Ahmedabad blasts: With 38 getting death, a salute to the brilliant investigators

New Delhi, Feb 18: A special court today awarded death penalties to 38 of the 49 convicts in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts. The remaining convicts were awarded life sentences by the court.

On February 8 the special court had held 49 people guilty for the blast in which 56 people were killed and over 200 injured. 28 persons had been acquitted as the court did not find evidence against them.

The blast was the handiwork of the Indian Mujahideen which had only a year before the blast announced its arrival in Uttar Pradesh following a blast at a court. The Indian Mujahideen comprised members of the Students Islamic Movement of India. It was decided to launch the IM as the SIMI had been banned under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

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Why the probe into the Ahmedabad serial blasts was one of the most challenging

New Delhi, Feb 14: The Indian Mujahideen was without a doubt one of the deadliest terror outfits in the country. Although the outfit is down, it would not be right to say that it is out.

The IM which originated from the Students Islamic Movement of India can well make a comeback if a close watch is not kept. Intelligence Bureau officials tell OneIndia that the SIMI is trying to make a comeback and there are many outfits which are aiding its cause by using several issues.

The Indian Mujahideen had created havoc in the years between 2008 to 2010. One of the early unearthing of the Indian Mujahideen took place in 2008 following the Ahmedabad serial blasts which resulted in the death of 56 persons.

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Ahmedabad serial blasts 2008: A look back at one of the most challenging investigations

New Delhi, Feb 08: There were a series of bomb explosions in Ahmedabad on July 26, 2008, which resulted in death of 56 persons and injuries of various types to 240 persons. The explosions were caused at public premises and crowded places with intention to cause terror among public at large.

Total Twenty Three blasts took place in the city between 1830hrs to 1945hrs. A few minutes prior to the blast, the television channels and media had received an e-mail, purportedly from an organisation called as ‘Indian Mujahideen’ warning that such a series of blasts would occur.

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