Terror module busted in Patna; was PM Modi’s rally their target?
Bihar Police on Wednesday busted a potential terror module with some links to extremist outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) and arrested two accused from the Phulwari Sharif area of Patna for indulging in anti-India activities.
Manish Kumar, ASP, Phulwari Sharif in Patna, said an excerpt from an eight-page-long document the accused shared titled ‘India vision 2047’ talks about “subjugating coward majority community and bringing back the glory”.
He said that two including a retired police officer of Jharkhand, Mohammad Jallauddin, and a former member of Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) who is also a current member of PFI and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), Athar Parvez have been arrested.
According to police, the retired cop and former SIMI member are part of a sinister plot to train the youth for spreading terror in the country. Both these suspected terrorists were used to train youths in name of PFI and SDFI. Police sources said that these two along with suspects from Kerala, Chennai & Telangana used to train the locals under the garb of martial arts training. The youngsters were also being brainwashed at camps organized by them.
Police also informed that these accused, Athar in particular received funds from many Islamic countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh & Turkey for running anti-national campaigns.
“Two indulging in anti-India activities were arrested. For the past two months, the accused had people from other states coming in. Those coming were changing their names while booking tickets and while staying in hotels. Parvez’s younger brother went to jail in 2001-02 bomb blasts in the state after SIMI was banned, he said”
The police official said that Parvez also raised funds in lakhs. He said locals were taught to use swords and knives in name of martial arts and the accused instigated others toward religious violence.
“On July 6-7, in name of martial arts, locals were taught to use swords and knives. They instigated others toward religious violence. We have CCTV footage as well as witness accounts. Parvez also raised funds in lakhs, ED is being involved for the same,” said Kumar.
He said their internal document is very objectionable and talks of the “rule of Islam in India”.
Kumar said an excerpt from an eight-page long document they shared amongst themselves titled ‘India vision 2047’ says, “PFI confident that even if 10 percent of total Muslim population rally behind it, PFI would subjugate coward majority community and bring back the glory,” he added.
He said the document mentions that in case of a full-fledged showdown with the state, “apart from relying on cadres we would need help from friendly Islamic countries.”
“In the last few years PFI has developed friendly relations with Turkey, a flag-bearer of Islam,” the police official quoted from the document.
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