Colombo bombings: Why ditto ideologies of NJT, ISIS, Kerala Salafis should worry us

New Delhi, Arp 26: One of the key points that came up post the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka is that there were efforts on to establish an Islamic Caliphate in the southern region.

While it all began with Pakistan’s ISI fanning communal sentiments in Sri Lanka, it gradually developed into a larger plot. It may be recalled that it was Pakistan through its High Commission in Colombo that set up modules, fanned communal sentiments between Buddhists and Muslims before attempting to carry out strikes in the southern region.

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How ISI radicalised Sri Lanka through the Pakistan High Commission

New Delhi, Apr 23: Sri Lanka witnessed one its worst terror attacks, a decade after it ended the reign of terror by the LTTE. After battling a civil war for years, the country has now come under the grip of Islamic terrorism.

There were warning signals since 2016 itself, when 32 elite Muslims joined the Islamic State. To trace the rise of Islamic terror in Sri Lanka, one needs to go back a couple of years.

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Delhi, Dhaka, Colombo: Pakistan’s High Commissions of terror

New Delhi, Oct 15: Pakistan using its high commission offices to undertake terror related activities is nothing new. Its offices in Colombo and Dhaka have been favourite destinations to plan, plot and execute attacks in India.

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Unrest in Kashmir: How Pakistan High Commission planned it in Delhi

The National Investigation Agency said in its chargesheet that the role of the Pakistan high commission in fuelling the unrest is complicit. The 12,000 plus page chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency, details the role played by the High Commission.

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Kashmir terror funding: NIA’s next stop- Pakistan High Commission

pakhighBusinessman Zahoor Watali was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in the Kashmir terror funding case. He has been on the radar of the investigating agencies for over 20 years now.

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Are Pakistan high commission staffers running terror modules too?

Pakistan High Commission building in New Delhi
Pakistan High Commission building in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 29: It was not just a spy ring that was operated from the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

Fresh leads during the investigation have revealed that the staffer in the Pakistan mission was also involved in building a module in a bid to carry out a terror strike.
Mehmood Akthar, a staffer in the Pakistan mission was detained, questioned and released after it was found that he was running a spy ring.
Further investigations have led the police to find that he was in touch with few persons and was trying to set the stage for a major terror attack in India.

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ISRO official under scanner for passing information to Pakistan spy

mohd-akhtarNew Delhi, Oct 29: An ISRO official is under the scanner after the Delhi police bust a spying ring being run right out of the Pakistan High Commission.

Mehmood Akthar, the staffer in the high commission at Delhi who was declared non persona grata on Thursday revealed that he had sourced information from an ISRO official.

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Close aide of SP leader arrested in espionage case

Farhat(center). Pic courtesy: Hindustan Times
Farhat(center).
Pic courtesy: Hindustan Times

New Delhi, Oct 29: Arrests in connection with the espionage racket being run by a staffer in the Pakistan High Commission continues. Farhat, said to be a close aide of Samajwadi Party leader Munawwar Saleem, was arrested by the Delhi Crime Branch based on the confessions made by Akthar.

Farhat is alleged to have shared documents of the Ministry of External Affairs with Akthar. His name had cropped up during the confession made by Akthar, who was on Thursday detained and declared persona non grata.

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ISI in South, the Sri Lankan connection

 

Pic: news.oneindia.in
Pic: news.oneindia.in

A man dealing with foot wear shuttles between Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. He visits Chennai more than 8 times in the past two years under the garb of exporting foot wear, but when he is finally arrested it is found that he is a Sri Lankan national from Kandy working for the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo with an intention of recruiting terrorists from South.
Intelligence Agencies and the law enforcement officers need to look at Tamil Nadu with more seriousness considering it is becoming notorious for terror activities. An arrest of a Sri Lankan national working as an agent for the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo was picked up by the Intelligence agencies after it had been found that he was head hunting for terrorists in Tamil Nadu.
The 37 year old Zaheer Hussain is said to be part of a terror network in Pakistan and he had been tasked by the ISI a couple of years back to carry out recruitments in both Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. He was in touch with an officer in the High Commission at Colombo and was taking instructions from him sources in the Intelligence Bureau informed. Continue reading “ISI in South, the Sri Lankan connection”