Pakistan’s ISI closely connected with IM operatives: NIA

The ISI organised training of IM operatives and also provided shelter to several accused persons.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: October 2, 2014 5:13 pm

Pakistan intelligence agency ISI was “closely connected” with top operatives of banned Indian Mujahideen (IM) and provided shelter to its members wanted in India, the National Investigation Agency has told a special court here.

The NIA said this in its supplementary charge sheet filed against 20 suspected IM operatives, including its absconding co-founders Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal, in connection with a case relating to larger conspiracy of the banned group to carry out terror activities across the country.

“Investigation has established that in pursuance of the conspiracy, accused A-10 (Riyaz Bhatkal) has remained closely connected with the ISI of Pakistan. The ISI organised training of IM operatives and also provided shelter to several accused persons, including A-10, after they were wanted by Indian courts for their involvement in terrorist activities,” the agency said.

The NIA also said that its probe in the case established that Iqbal Bhatkal, who is based in Pakistan, had associated with ISI to obtain funds and support.

“Investigation has established that accused Iqbal Bhatkal had associated himself with the Pakistani agency called as ISI for obtaining regular funding and infrastructural support for the IM operatives,” it said.

“Accused A-11 (Iqbal Bhatkal) was also summoned by the ISI officials on certain occasions and given directions. Due to the closeness of ISI with A-11, there were occasional intra-organisational rifts, as established during the investigation,” the NIA further said.

Out of the 20 accused named by NIA in its charge sheet, 17 have not been arrested yet while three others, Tehsin Akhtar, Haidar Ali and Zia-ur-Rehman, are in judicial custody in connection with the case.

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  1. I
    Oct 2, 2014 at 11:54 pm
    How can we stop this madness called stan? Neither will they live a civilized life nor let others live or remain civilized.
    1. B
      Oct 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm
      we indians are the worst racist bunch on earth,Our civil society is horribly uneducated and does not understand good and bad. I feel sorry for all the foreigners form africa who come to stay with us learn from our insutions indeed they go back and make sure they never have to interact with such stupid people as ourselves, time for PM call these guys around and meet with them. We are the most unwelcoming country in the world.
      1. C
        Oct 2, 2014 at 8:52 pm
        Importers of this should be punished with a law like POTA. Bring it in punish and eliminate these importers of this heinous thing into the nation and clean it once for all Jaihind
        1. Nallavan Virumandi
          Oct 3, 2014 at 9:35 am
          Is it not against the secular ethoes of this nation to publish this kind of cheap article? The holy man is doing his duty what is being preached to him by his parents / mullahs. He is just a tool. Congress should welcome him with open hands. RaGa will be more than happy to give him a ticket for MP