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Old 29-Apr-2010
Indian Mujahideen plans 'something Terror' in Kolkata:Police

KOLKATA: The Indian Mujaheedin plans to carry out subversive activities in Kolkata, a top police official said on Thursday.

"We have received inputs that the Indian Mujaheedin is planning to do something. We can't say anything more on this at this moment," the officer said on condition of anonymity.

Asked whether the famous Kali Temple in Kalighat is on the terror radar, he said: "That we can't say now".

"We have definitely received some evidences that it is planning something, but we are not in a position to talk about such specifics".

However, he said the city police were all geared up to thwart any such plans of the terror outfit. "We are doing everything that can be done to prevent any untoward incident."

Kolkata next on IM terror radar?

KOLKATA: There is an imminent terror threat to Kolkata, the police said on Wednesday, urging citizens to be alert for any eventuality. The Indian Mujahideen has made the city its next target for a sensational attack, either in the form of serial blasts or kidnapping of high profile industrialists.

Recent call intercepts, corroborated by intelligence inputs, have led police to believe that IM modules have already finalized their plan for a series of subversive activities across Kolkata, including explosions in crowded areas and targeted strikes to cripple the administration. To terrorize the citizens, gunmen may fire indiscriminately at crowds, Mumbai-style, say sources.

The inputs are strong, said security officials involved in anti-terror operations. ‘‘We cannot ignore any possibility,’’ said an officer. Police have reasons to believe that an IM module has been assigned for the Kolkata operation and the manpower and logistic support have been already smuggled into the city.

Old 29-Apr-2010
Re: Indian Mujahideen plans 'something' in Kolkata: Police

Indian Mujahideen is a home-grown Islamic terrorist group in India, that has claimed responsibility for several attacks against innocent targets in India.

Believed to be a "shadow amalgam of the The Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), and Lashkar-e-Toiba", the Indian Mujahideen have been declared a terrorist organization.However, no decision had been made to ban the organisation as of 28 September 2008.

Investigators believe that Indian Mujahideen is one of many groups composed of lower-tier SIMI members. According to the Indian Intelligence Bureau, SIMI took new titles because the top leadership of SIMI have been detained and would be available for interrogation.The change in names is also believed to signal a change in tactics as SIMI-affiliated militants attempt to garner more support from India's Muslim community rather than be seen as a group consisting of foreigners.

Two days after the 13 May 2008 Jaipur bombings, the Islamic extremist group sent an e-mail to Indian media in which they claimed responsibility for the attacks and said they would "demolish the faiths (all religions apart from Islam) of the infidels of India".

The biggest and boldest attack to date by the group was the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts, where it gained national notoriety with a casualty count towards 50.
Even though the IM came to light in 2008, in the same year it was already seen to have a faction. The October 30, 2008 Assam bombings were claimed by alleged offspring of the IM, Islamic Security Force-Indian Mujahideen, though police were still investigating this link. It is assumed and confirmed that most people involved in this organization are living inside India.

Suspected leaders
It is suspected that these are the major leaders of the Indian Mujahideen group.

  • Abdus Subhan Qureshi Alias Tauqeer, 36, sought: A software engineer from Mumbai. An expert in bomb-making and is an expert hacker.
  • Register, 38, under arrest: Architect the transformation from SIMI to Indian Mujahideen.
  • Mufti Abu Bashir, 28, under arrest: A preacher from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Qayamuddin Kapadia, 28, under arrest : A trader of Vadodara, he started the first-ever mosque of the Ahle Hadis Tanzeem in Vadodara a few years ago.
  • Sajid Mansuri, 35, under arrest: A graduate in psychology and formerly a marketing executive.
  • Usman Agarbattiwala, sought, 25: A PG diploma holder from Vadodara in human rights
  • Alamzeb Afridi, 24, sought: A jobless youth from Ahmedabad. He purchased bicycles and then planted them in Ahmedabad after tying bombs.
  • Abdul Razik Mansuri, 27, sought: An embroidery unit owner.
  • Mujib Shaikh, 25, sought: A stone polishing artisan.
  • Zahid Shaikh, 27, sought: A mobile phone repair shop owner from Ahmedabad.
  • Amil Parwaz, sought: A native of Ujjain. Believed to be involved in the court bomb blasts in Uttar Pradesh in November 2007.

Delhi groups
The local group at Delhi is thought to include the following, most of them from Azamgarh:

  • Mohammad Atif (24) aka Bashir: alleged planner and recruiter, killed in Jamia Nagar encounter on 19 September. Alleged to have planted a bomb at M-block market in Greater Kailash-I, and Varanasi bombs.
  • Mohammad Saif arrested from Batla House in Jamia Nagar after the 19 September encounter. Alleged to have planted a bomb at Regal Cinema in Connaught Place.
  • Zeeshan: arrested after the Jamia Nagar encounter. Alleged to have planted a bomb at Barakhamba Road in Connaught Place.
  • Mohammed Sajid (16) aka Pankaj, killed during the Jamia Nagar encounter. Alleged to have planted a bomb at Barakhamba Road in Connaught Place.
  • Junaid: Escaped during the Jamia Nagar encounter. Alleged to have planted a bomb at M-block market in Greater Kailash-I, and Varanasi bombs.
  • Mohammad Shakeel (24): arrested him on 21 September from Jamia Nagar. Alleged to have planted a bomb at Nehru Place in south Delhi
  • Zia-ur-Rehman (22): arrested on 21 September from Jamia Nagar. Alleged to have planted a bomb at Connaught Place and on a cycle in Ahmedabad.
  • Saqib Nisar (23): arrested him on 21 September from Jamia Nagar.
  • Shahzad alias Pappu:Arrested from Azamgarh by UP STF, He was escaped during the Jamia Nagar encounter. Alleged to have planted a bomb at in Central Park, Connaught Place.
  • Alihas Malik: sought. Alleged to have planted a bomb at Central Park, Connaught Place.
  • Mohammad Khalif: sought.
  • Arif: sought.
  • Salman: sought.

Attacks claimed by Indian Mujahideen
The emails sent by Indian Mujahideen claimed that they were responsible for the following terror incidents. One warning email was received 5 minutes before the first blast in Ahmedabad. Another was received soon after the first blast of the Delhi bombings. The timing makes it impossible for any other groups to have sent the two emails.

October 29, 2005 - Sixty-six people are killed when three blasts rip through markets in New Delhi.

March 7, 2006 - At least 15 people are killed and 60 wounded in three blasts in the northerly Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi.

23 November 2007 Uttar Pradesh serial blasts.

13 May 2008 Jaipur bombings killing at least 63 people in markets and outside temples.

25 July 2008 Bangalore serial blasts ,Eight small bombs hit the IT city of Bangalore, killing at least one woman and wounding at least 15.

26 July 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts ,At least 16 small bombs explode in Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, killing 45 people and wounding 161.

13 September 2008 Delhi serial blasts ,At least five bombs explode in crowded markets and streets in the heart of New Delhi, killing at least 18 people and injuring scores more.

2010 Pune bombing

The Indian Mujahideen have sent several emails claiming responsibility for several bombings.

The complete text of the 14 page carefully drafted Indian Mujahideen email, sent 4 minutes before Ahmedabad blasts can be seen at, The message refers to Islamic conquerors of India -Ibn-e-Qasim, Ghauri, Ghaznawi.

It warns about havoc about to happen in five minutes:

"... Here we are back - the Mujahideen of India - the terrorists on the disbelievers - the radicals of Islam - after our triumphant and successful assault at Jaipur, once again calling you all, who disbelieve in Allah and His Messenger Muhammad to accept Islam and bear witness that there is none to be worshipped except Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. Accept Islam and save yourselves.

The main office and heads of SIMI (now indian mujahideen) was/is active in malegaon

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