The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday said Mohsin Ahmed, who was arrested for raising funds for ISIS, spread the terror group’s propaganda on social media. It added that Mohsin was misleading youths with his ideas.
The NIA had arrested Mohsin on Saturday after conducting searches at his residential premises in Delhi’s Batla House. According to the probe agency, he was involved in collecting funds for ISIS from sympathisers in India as well as abroad. He would then send the funds to Syria and other places in the form of cryptocurrency in order to further the activities of ISIS.
He avoided the investigation agencies with his knowledge of technology, said the NIA.
Mohsin is currently being questioned about when he joined ISIS and who were his accomplices. The NIA also sought remand for Mohsin for seven days to investigate the case more.
On July 16, Patna Police arrested a member of the Popular Front of India (PFI) identified as Margoob Ahmad Danish alias Tahir from Munir Colony at Saguna More under the Rupaspur Police station area. As per the Police, he has connections with the terrorists from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Yemen, and Gulf countries. Notably, Phulwari Sharif, which is located on the outskirts of Patna, has a sizeable Muslim population. There are several madrasas and old mosques.
Margoob had studied in a Madarsa in the Phulwari Sharif area. Later, he went to Dubai and stayed there for 12 years. After returning from Dubai, he started teaching Quran to local youth. He was a member of a WhatsApp group named ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ and used the Pakistani flag on the map of India as its icon. The FIR registered against Margoob read, “This group provides information about Ghazwa-E Hind, the persecution of all Muslims and also gives information about all the special events in the world.”
Furthermore, this anti-India WhatsApp group was started in Pakistan with a Pakistani handler. The members of this group were from Pakistan, Yemen, and other Islamic countries. In the group, the members regularly shared acts of Islamic terrorism and glorified the terrorists. They provoked young members of the group to establish an Islamic nation in India.
One of the messages in the group read, “I urge the Muslims of Bangladesh to prepare for the conquest of India.” They also urged the members of the Muslim community not to observe Hindu traditions and culture. A call for boycotting Indian products was also made. Interestingly, the group also talked against AIMIM and urged the young Muslims not to support the political party.
Margoob was active on different social media platforms. He created three groups on WhatsApp to spread Islamic propaganda. In one of the groups, there were 181 members, while the other two had 10 and 11 members, respectively. Margoob has over 2,000 followers on Facebook, and he actively posts anti-India material on the social media platform.
In one of the posts, he wrote, “India will finish. The name of my Nabi will rule everywhere. Insha Allah, Insha Allah.” He also used to share anti-India and Jihadi posts from others. He was a member of the ‘India will finish’ movement on social media platforms.
While searching his social media accounts and gadgets, Police found that he had posted anti-India posts on June 12 he had posted urging his followers to ‘Boycott India.’ In that post, he had used an image of the Indian National Flag with a cross over it. He had urged the followers to boycott Indian products and show their love for ‘Nabi.’
The Police also noticed a Pakistani number saved as ‘Markhob’ on his mobile. The Police are investigating if the owner of the number is operating from Pakistan or if someone from India is using it.
Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manavjeet Singh Dhillon said, “Videos from Kashmir terrorism and those from civil unrest in countries, including Syria, as well as videos of purported suppression of minorities were posted in the WhatsApp group with the aim to instigate people. Most numbers associated with the WhatsApp group were using pseudo or fake names, the investigation to identify them will go on. We will take the help of sister security agencies to probe the terror funding angle.”
Multiple training centres for Islamists
A Dainik Bhaskar report suggests that the accused have told the Police that PFI has opened offices in 12 districts in the state. The raids at these places are underway. Athar and Armaan, who were arrested recently, revealed the details of PFI’s plan to train the Muslim youth on how to use weapons. The Police have formed eight teams to investigate the sleeper cell modules. On Sunday, Police raided different locations, including Patna, Muzaffarpur, Purnia, East Champaran, Motihari, Saran, Darbhanga, and others.
Horrific: Before Kanhaiya Lal, Amravati Chemist Umesh Kolhe was stabbed to death on June 21 for supporting Nupur Sharma. No outrage. No massive media reportage. 5 arrested: Muddsir Ahemad, Shahrukh Pathan, Abdul Thoufik, Shoaib Khan & Atib Rashid. One Shamim Ahmed is absconding.
It’s sad that we woke up to the barbaric killing of Umesh Kolhe in Amravati more than 10 days after the murder. It was no less than a terror act. Nobody would have bothered about it, had Udaipur not happened. Only proves we aren’t realising the consequences of Islamist radicalization.
Udaipur horror is a wake up call. While propaganda is being silently built by a certain ecosystem against India, nobody is bothered about such Islamist radicalisation and terror entering small districts and cities of India. Hearing Police had refused security to Kanhaiyalal. God.
Outrageous to see some young journalists brand Udaipur killing as communal violence. Stop covering up. Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed of calling it honestly what it is – Islamist radicalization and terrorism. Nothing more. Nothing less. Don’t wait for it to knock on your doors.
The names of Udaipur Islamic Terrorists have been corrected as Gaus Mohammed & Riyaz, both are residents of Surajpole, Udaipur: Police.
After the horrific murder in Udaipur, when police reached the incident site they faced violence & stone-pelting in which many of them got injured.
#JusticeForKanhaiyaLal should be the only cry for every Indian.
Islamist Terrorists have killed yet another Hindu in the Kashmir valley ahead of Amarnath Yatra. Government teacher Rajni Bala killed by terrorists in Chawalgam, Kulgam of South Kashmir. She hails from Samba in Jammu. Three weeks after Kashmiri Hindu Rahul Bhat was killed.