The Indian Mujahideen is on a recruitment spree!

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  1. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    September 10, 2012 11:21 IST

    The Indian Mujahideen is out to resurrect the outfit by dumping former cadres of the Students Islamic Movement of India and starting recruitments afresh, the Delhi police have warned.

    In the recently concluded meet of the state police chief's held in New Delhi, the Indian Mujahideen topped the agenda of discussion

    The Indian Mujahideen is without doubt India's deadliest outfits today, the police were told and each and every state in the country has been told to keep a watch on the activities of the group.

    Looking at the latest dossier on the Indian Mujahideen, it becomes clear that the outfit is not entirely operating on Indian soil.

    Earlier, the entire leadership was in India and was a home grown outfit, which relied heavily on former cadres of the SIMI. However, today there is a shift in that pattern.

    The IM has deliberately decided to leave out former cadres of the SIMI, as the police and the intelligence have a file on each former SIMI member

    The recent assassination plot that was busted by the Bengaluru police shows that there is a pattern and there are many youths in the country, troubled by the often-used motivation of atrocities.

    These youths are fresh faces and have had no connection with any other group; the IM is looking for such persons to take into their fold, a Delhi Police officer said.

    The other significant development is that they have moved their command base out of India. They are now relying heavily on middle-eastern countries. Moreover, there has also been substantial proof to show that funds are being routed through these countries and the pick up points of the IM have managed to circulate it around.

    What is most worrying is that they are styling themselves exactly on the lines of a big international group. They were setting up an arms manufacturing unit in Delhi before it was busted. They are attempting similar operations in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

    They have a media cell, a charity unit, an extortion wing and a very strong cyber cell -- features that have been characteristics of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba , which is considered to be IM's mother unit.

    The Intelligence Bureau warns that the problematic areas are Kerala, Madhya Pradesh , Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Bihar and Gujarat.

    There are signs to show that there has been activity in these states. The funds are, however, dropping in at Kerala only from where it is distributed to other states.

    There are many so-called charitable organisations, especially in Kerala which have acted as collection points for the IM.

    An IB official says that off-late they have found that the largest number of cadres have been picked up from Pune and Mangalore. There have been a spate of low intensity blasts in the recent past and these are just signs of telling the agencies that they are very much around and also such sort of attacks does attract new cadres into their fold.

    The low intensity blasts are not something that one must take lightly. It does appear that the group has no expertise left in it and these are acts of desperation. It could well be a ploy to distract the agencies, who are being made to believe that the outfit is no longer strong.

    In fact, what the agencies have found is that every time there is a low intensity blast, the funding has gone up and newer recruits have joined the IM.

    The other approach adopted by the IM is what has left the agencies wondering about their new modus operandi. They are relatively quiet after an operation and unlike the previous attacks of three years back they have not sent out mails or proudly proclaimed that they are behind it. These are all distraction tactics, the IB points out.

    The command structure of the IM remains pretty much the same. Riyaz Bhatkal is believed to have escaped to the United Arab Emirates and are said to be guiding operations from there.

    Yasin Bhatkal, who is now wanted by the police, is still in India and is taking care of the operations over here. Abdus Subhan, who was a tech genius in the IM, is said to be in Pakistan, but his role in the IM is not very visible at the moment.

    The Indian Mujahideen is on a recruitment spree - India News

    Today TV news channels are reporting that IB has informed that some small Indian Political parties are funding Indian Mujahideen !! Now guess which parties?
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  3. Ankit Purohit

    Ankit Purohit Senior Member Senior Member

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    Today TV news channels are reporting that IB has informed that some small Indian Political parties are funding Indian Mujahideen !! Now guess which parties?

    Hath ka Panja ?
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  4. Ash

    Ash Regular Member

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    " the police were told and each and every state in the country has been told to keep a watch on the activities of the group".

    This group surely is a threat to Indian national security, so it is puzzling that the security forces in India are 'keeping and eye on the activities of this group' rather than taking a proactivie stance and 'nipping this problem in the bud'. In this instance I think it is surely better to come down hard on these terrorist groups and eradicate them before they are able to get any type of momentum going.
  5. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    40 ‘missing’ youth in IM’s ‘jihad factory’?

    NEW DELHI: Calling Indian Mujahideen (IM) a "start to finish jihad factory", security agencies have asked the country's police brass to watch out for the banned terror outfit, which continues to be on a "talent scouting" spree, emboldened by tacit support of Pakistan's ISI and its labyrinthine networks in various cities of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi.
    Referring to 40 "missing" youth of Maharashtra, who might have gone underground after joining IM, the central agencies during last week's security conference asked top cops to look for their whereabouts. It is suspected that some of the youth might have joined the outfit during its routine recruitment drive.

    While "innocuous religious platforms" like Quran Foundation, Pune; and Islamic Guidance Centre, Mangalore, among other similar institutions are happy hunting ground for its cadres, IM's primary targets are disenchanted Muslim youth —ranging from petty criminals to well-heeled software professionals.

    The agencies, in their presentation on IM, noted that recruitment of IT professional Mansoor Ali Mohammed Peerbhoy was a prized catch for the outfit. He was enlisted while he studying Arabic in Pune's Quran Foundation.

    Peerbhoy, a Yahoo executive-turned-media chief of IM, who was arrested in 2008, had lured a number of educated youth to IM's fold. Recruitments of Arif Badar, IED assembly and micro-chip based timer expert, and Mobin, internet hacking expert, were cited as cases in point of how budding talents were identified and trained as terrorists through fiery and emotive taqrirs (speeches) and attitude hardening dars (lessons).

    It was noted that "brainwashing through doctored pictorials and videos, such as, that of Godhra and Babri Masjid incidents" was very common in taqrirs and dars.

    Use of social networking sites for sending personalized messages and motivating vulnerable youth had also come to the notice of investigating agencies, prompting them to suggest setting up "massive and sophisticated surveillance infrastructure" in the country.

    The presentation, drawing details from Delhi Police's dossier on the outfit, says IM doesn't have a defined structure. Its top leaders run the show from safe havens not only in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia but also in Nepal and the UAE (Dubai and Sharjah).

    IM, which was set up by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to project to the world that Islamic terrorism in India is homegrown, has "substantial corpus of money" having funding sources based in Kuwait, Riyadh, Chicago and various cities in Pakistan.

    The outfit had carried out a number of attacks in several Indian cities, including Jaipur, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Pune.

    Besides, officials suspect that the terror outfit could be involved in other blasts like in Varanasi (December, 2010), Delhi HC (May 25, 2011) and Pune (August 1, 2012) — all of which are being investigated.

    Though IM came to notice for the first time when it sent e-mail to media houses ahead of serial blasts in Faizabad, Lucknow and Varanasi in UP in November, 2007, its genesis - the note says - goes back to 2000. At that time, IM was largely involved in talent spotting, motivation and training of Indian youth in LeT and ISI facilities to lend credence to the "homegrown terror" concept.
  6. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Who the hell wants to get recruited in these groups?

    I mean I thought our fellow Indians were having some sensibility in not joining such sick groups.

    If they join then they deserve to be punished by our soldiers and special forces.

    To this date, it is a shame that Aligarh was so against Batla House encounter in which there was evidence of terrorists hiding AK-47s.

    This shows how pockets of UP have become Jihad-havens.
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