Police claim LeT operatives were in touch with Muzaffarnagar residents

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    Two suspected LeT operatives had met two people in Muzaffarnagar region, Delhi Police said on Tuesday, three months after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had stoked a controversy claiming that Pakistan’s ISI had approached disgruntled victims of the communal riots.

    However, the police denied that the two residents of Muzaffarnagar were riot victims or had anything to do with the violence there.

    Delhi police’s Special Commissioner of Special Cell told the media that the suspected operatives Mohd Shahid and Mohd Rashid, who have been arrested recently from Mewat region of Haryana, had met Liyakat and Zameer, Muzaffarnagar residents in connection with mobilising funds for construction of a mosque.

    The Special Cell had last month claimed to have busted a terror module of Lashkar-e-Taiba which was in an “advanced stage” of planning a militant strike in Delhi with the arrest of these two suspected LeT operatives.

    Mr. Gandhi had courted a controversy in during election campaign in October last when he had claimed that Intelligence Agency officials have told him that ISI was trying to recruit disgruntled youth from among the victims of Muzaffarnagar riots.

    Mr. Shrivastava said police had arrested Mohd Shahid and Mohd Rashid, who are residents of Mewat region. “We interrogated them, checked their background and tracked all those people who were in contact with them,” he said.

    “We came to know that they were in contact with some people living in Muzaffarnagar region. When we asked them about this, they told us that Rashid along with another man, whom I cannot name right now, had gone to Deoband.

    “On their way back, they telephoned one Liyakat who was already known to them and told him that they will stay at his house in the night and take a train to Palwal, Mewat in the morning,” he said.

    The duo stayed at his house in the night and in the morning, Liyakat (58), who works under UP education department, took them to Thana Bhavan railway station. He then called a friend, identified as Zameer asking him to arrange for tea for his guests, he said.

    When they were having tea, Liyakat left from the spot while Zameer kept talking to them. After this the duo came back to Mewat, police said.

    The man, whose identity police is not revealing, then called Zameer that he wants to build a mosque for which he needs money.

    He further told him that they can do some kidnapping for ransom, the money earned out of which can be used to build the mosque and other activities.

    They then met Zameer twice in Delhi and tried to persuade him to arrange some men, through whom kidnapping can be carried out and that money cane be utilised in building mosque and other activities. However, when Zameer realised that they want to do things like these, he backed out and cut off all contacts, he said.

    However, the Special Cell clarified that both Liyakat and Zameer are not riot victims.

    “I would like to make it very clear that both Liyakat and Zameer are not victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots, they have nothing to do with them. Although they live in Muzaffarnagar, they are not riot victims,” Mr. Shrivastava said.

    Police have produced both Liyakat and Zameer before the court and got their statements recorded under section 161 CrPC and 164 CrPC. We will sight them as witness so that we have a strong case against them, he said.

    Asked whether Zameer was told that the money will also be used to avenge Muzaffarnagar riots, Mr. Shrivastava said, “It is just one sided statement right now and unless we verify it, make more arrests in the case and interrogate them, we will not give any statement in the case till then.”

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    Delhi Police busts LeT module recruiting in UP; SP, BJP question C

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had stirred up a hornet's nest in October 2013 when he claimed that the Muzaffarnagar riot victims were being approached by the Lashkar-e-Toiba. After almost two months of the sensational statement, Delhi Police says that the terror outfit tried to contact young men in Uttar Pradesh but they were not necessarily riot victims.

    The Special Cell of Delhi Police has busted a LeT module that was trying to recruit people from riot hit areas.

    The statements of two men living in Muzzaffarnagar exposed the alleged plot. They say they had been contacted by two Lashkar operatives Mohammed Rashid and Mohammed Shahid who were later arrested in December 2013.

    "They were being roped in to carry out a kidnapping mission which would give them money to build mosques," said SN Srivastava, Special Commissioner of Delhi Police.

    Sources say that the witnesses claim the two alleged Lashkar operatives tried to lure them into the module to avenge Muzaffarnagar riots. LeT commander Javed Baluchi based out of Pakistan was in charge of the operation and had asked the operatives to motivate young men in Shamli and Muzaffarnagar by showing them videos of inflammatory speeches.

    The Home Ministry though says the Lashkar angle has not yet been proven convincingly. It also says there is no evidence that those in relief camps were contacted, as insinuated by Rahul Gandhi.

    Union Minister of Home (State) RPN Singh too said, "Let's not jump to conclusions."
    But the fact is the Delhi police has witness statements and are looking for more potential Lashkar operatives who could be active in the riot-hit districts of Uttar Pradesh.

    Sources in Special Cell have indicated there is a definite pattern of these operations. The 1993 Bombay blasts were preceded by riots there. Most of the Indian Mujahideen chargesheet say that the indoctrination happened after the 2002 Gujarat riots. Now police claims that the LeT intends to use Muzzaffarnagar riots as the next happy hunting ground.

    Meanwhile, politics continues over Rahul's claims. The UP BJP has asked for a detailed clarification while the Samajwadi Party demanded the Congress Vice President be questioned.

    UP BJP leader Laxmikant Bajpai asked, "If let module has been able to reach Muzaffarnagar relief camps then its a breach of internal security. Both Centre and state governments should explain how this happened. It seems that there was a concerted effort to ensure that what Rahul Gandhi said must turn out to be true. No explanation has come on Rahul Gandhi's earlier statement."

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh reacted to this saying that a serious investigation should be carried out into the entire incident.

    At the same time, the Congress is citing the report as vindication that Rahul Gandhi's statement about the ISI trying to lure riot victims was correct.
    "I don't think that whatever the honorable Congress Vice President said needs any substantiation by any investigative agency, The fact is when you have a polarised environment, when you have a breakdown of communal harmony, forces which are inimical to India do try to fish in troubled waters", said Union I&B Minister Manish Tewari.

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    Re: Police claim LeT operatives were in touch with Muzaffarnagar resid

    It's certainly possible that LeT operatives contacted some riot victims to exploit their anger. Something doesn't became idiotic just because Rahul Gandhi says it. :rofl:
     
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    Re: Police claim LeT operatives were in touch with Muzaffarnagar resid

    Police walo.... khalapar mein raid dalo...

    LeT, SIMI, & IM have their den in there.....the most important one in North India...with loads of automatic to semi-auto's & fake currency infra- lying in there.

    Nothing that you are not aware of...just sh*t scared of Mulla-yam & Azam.
     

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