Centre claims to have proof of Rohingya’s link with Pakistan-based terror groups

The Narendra Modi government reportedly has proof that establishes the alleged link of Rohingyas to various Pakistan-based terror groups, thus claiming that their continued presence in the country poses a threat to national security.

In the Centre’s report to the Supreme Court, they stated that “many of the Rohingya refugees” were suspected to have links with Pakistan’s ISI, the Islamic State (ISIS) group and other terrorist groups in support of their claim.

The Rohingyas are stateless Indo-Aryans from Myanmar’s Rakhine state and are classified as one of the worst persecuted minority communities in the world. Myanmar Government does not give them citizen status and at present India is home to nearly 40,000 members of the community who have entered the country in batches through breaches in the Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Bangladesh border since 2012-13.

According to DNA, a confidential report catalogs various incidents that can establish the stateless Rohingyas’ link to Pakistani terrorist organizations and other global groups like Al-Qaida.

Over 3 lakh Rohingyas have sought refuge in neighbouring countries like Bangladesh following the recent string of attacks on the community in Myanmar on August 23.

Sources: DNAIB Times

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Centre claims to have proof of Rohingya’s link with Pakistan-based terror groups

The Narendra Modi government reportedly has proof that establishes the alleged link of Rohingyas to various Pakistan-based terror groups, thus claiming that their continued presence in the country poses a threat to national security.

In the Centre’s report to the Supreme Court, they stated that “many of the Rohingya refugees” were suspected to have links with Pakistan’s ISI, the Islamic State (ISIS) group and other terrorist groups in support of their claim.

The Rohingyas are stateless Indo-Aryans from Myanmar’s Rakhine state and are classified as one of the worst persecuted minority communities in the world. Myanmar Government does not give them citizen status and at present India is home to nearly 40,000 members of the community who have entered the country in batches through breaches in the Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Bangladesh border since 2012-13.

According to DNA, a confidential report catalogs various incidents that can establish the stateless Rohingyas’ link to Pakistani terrorist organizations and other global groups like Al-Qaida.

Over 3 lakh Rohingyas have sought refuge in neighboring countries like Bangladesh following the recent string of attacks on the community in Myanmar on August 23rd.

Sources: DNA, International Business Times 

LeT asked me to recruit a spy from Indian Military: David Headley

Attesting before a Mumbai court yesterday, David Headley, the Pakistani-American terrorist who was one of the conspirators in the 26/11 attacks in the city said that he was asked by Pakistan’s ISI to recruit people from the Indian Army to spy for them.

Admitting that his wife Faiza lodged a complaint in the US embassy in Islamabad regarding his terror activities, Headley added that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was wholly responsible for the attacks at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Speaking about ISI’s involvement in the attacks, he said, “I met Major Iqbal of ISI in Lahore in early 2006. He asked me to gather military intelligence from India and also try to recruit someone from the Indian military to spy. I told Major Iqbal that I would do as he asked,” as quoted by Firstpost.

Talking about LeT, though Headley retorted that he could not name the specific person from the organisation who ordered the attacks, he testified that the task of conducting recce of the Taj Hotel was assigned to him.

 

Sources: FirstpostThe New Indian Express

LeT asked me to recruit a spy from Indian Military: David Headley

Attesting before a Mumbai court yesterday, David Headley, the Pakistani-American terrorist who was one of the conspirators in the 26/11 attacks in the city said that he was asked by Pakistan’s ISI to recruit people from the Indian Army to spy for them.

Admitting that his wife Faiza lodged a complaint in the US embassy in Islamabad regarding his terror activities, Headley added that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was wholly responsible for the attacks at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Speaking about ISI’s involvement in the attacks, he said, “I met Major Iqbal of ISI in Lahore in early 2006. He asked me to gather military intelligence from India and also try to recruit someone from the Indian military to spy. I told Major Iqbal that I would do as he asked,” as quoted by Firstpost.

Talking about LeT, though Headley retorted that he could not name the specific person from the organisation who ordered the attacks, he testified that the task of conducting recce of the Taj Hotel was assigned to him.

Source: Firstpost  New Indian Express

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Former IAF officer arrested over alleged spying for ISI

New Delhi:  The Delhi Crime branch on Tuesday arrested a former non-commissioned Air Force officer, Rajith on charges of spying against India for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Ranjith, a native of Kerala was arrested in Bhatinda, Punjab and will be produced before the Patiala House.

“In a combined operation by Delhi Police Crime Branch, Military Intelligence and Air Force, a major breakthrough has been achieved in busting a espionage network supported by Pakistan-based intelligence agencies,” said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner to the Times of India. The accused was dismissed by the Indian Air Force yesterday, after the Delhi Crime branch learnt of his alleged involvement in disclosing confidential information to the ISI.

He added that Ranjith shared information about the whereabouts and specifications of Indian fighter jets as well as the various Air Force bases in India. An official, on condition of anonymity, revealed that Ranjith was pulled into the spy ring by an unidentified woman whom he got acquainted with on a popular social networking site.

 

SOURCES:

Times of IndiaThe Hindu

Four accused of spying for ISI booked under Official Secrets Act

New Delhi : Four of the five accused men who had apparently supplied sensitive information to Pakistan’s Intelligence agency and received money in return have been charged under the Official Secrets Act, as told by the Delhi Police at a court on Thursday.

The four arrested are -Munawwar Ahmad Mir, a former army personnel, who received Rs 40,000. Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja got Rs 30,000 while constable of J-K Light Infantry unit Fareed Ahmad and Mohd Sabar, a teacher by profession had got Rs10, 000 each from ISI handlers in exchange for supply for documents, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police told the Court.

Sanjay Khanagwal, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, sent BSF head Constable Abdul Rasheed along with the four accused to 14 days Judicial Custody, after the investigating officer declared that they were not required for further custodial interrogation.

The IO told the court that a CD containing evidence of conversation between the accused and ISI operatives has been sent to the forensic science lab for further analysis. Also, that the police had retrieved several documents in possession of the accused, further implicating them in the case.

The police stated they had obtained bank statements of two of the accused from their Jammu branches, where they supposedly received money transfer from their handlers. During the court proceedings, information came to light that other suspects in connection with the case were likely to be arrested.

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/four-accused-of-espionage-for-isi-charged-under-official-secrets-act/story-Lc28aWvB9c4ATYvqk8N4nK.html

Kafaitullah Khan, a handler of Pakistan Intelligence Operative Image source: The Hindu
Kafaitullah Khan, a handler of Pakistan Intelligence Operative
Image source: The Hindu