3 nabbed in Deoband for links with Pak terror groups by UP ATS
Acting on Military intelligence inputs, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (UP ATS) has nabbed Inamul Haq and detained two others who were staying in a Deoband hostel for their links with Pak based terror organizations. It has been revealed that all three suspects are residents of Burma and Bangladesh.
Haq, 20, is accused of being linked to the Pakistan-based terror organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and radicalizing youths. The two others were in touch with him and were being radicalized.
The owner of the hostel said that the students were given accommodation only after showing valid documents.
Through electronic surveillance, it has also come to the fore that Haq was planning to visit Pakistan where he was supposed to receive arms training.
In Meerut, the ATS picked up these youths on Saturday, however, the local police are unaware of this.
ADG, ATS, Gajendra Goswami said that Haq had been studying in a madrassa of Deoband for the past one year and was in touch with a suspected LeT handler.
Goswami said, “Videos related to jihad were being circulated by Inamul Haque through his social media page and YouTube channel. He also radicalized two youths for joining the LeT.”
According to ADG (Law and order) Prashant Kumar, “Haq is originally a resident of Giridih district in Jharkhand. An inquiry has been set up against his two roommates Mohammad Furqan Ali and Nabeel Khan also. They come from Muzaffarnagar. All of them were staying in the hostel in Deoband”.
Army sources have said that “Haq had pro-terrorism leanings and exhibited a strong inclination towards Jaish-e-Mohammad ideology. He is the admin of a WhatsApp group ‘Jaish-e-Mohd Al Jihad‘ with 233 participants“.
“He is also in touch with half a dozen radical elements whose identity cannot be disclosed as of now. Besides, some of his chats revealed he was ready to undertake any task when asked,” the sources added.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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