Indian Mujahideen has links with banned Islamic group: Investigations reveal
NEW DELHI: The country's most notorious terrorist group, Indian Mujahideen, has links with the international Islamic organization Hizb-ul-Tahrir that is banned in countries like Germany and Bangladesh, investigations have revealed. In a charge sheet filed a few days ago, Delhi Police has claimed it found documents related to HuT from the hideout of an IM member named Shakeel. This is the first instance of an HuT link being found in the country.
Police had filed two charge sheets against IM members and the alleged handler in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case, Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal.
The first charge sheet — against IM members Kafeel Akhtar, Kamaal Hasan alias Bilal and Mohammad Shakeel — is related to the discovery of an arms factory in Meer Vihar, Delhi, last year. A team led by Special Cell DCP Sanjeev Yadav reported that the factory was being run by Ahmad Zarar Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal, the IM chief in India. Sources say the suspects' questioning yielded details about HuT and its link with IM. (continue reading...)