ISI spy enrolled in Youth Congress
Suspected ISI agent Javed Mozawala signed up for the party's youth wing eight months ago after Rahul Gandhi's mass membership drive for the Indian Youth Congress
Rahul Gandhi's impassioned exhorts to youngsters to join the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) a few months back found resonance in some unlikely quarters too.
They managed to inspire an alleged mole from the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to climb aboard the Grand Old Party's youth wing.
Eight months ago, Gandhi had appealed to the country's youth to join the IYC to boost his supporter base. Following his entreaty, lakhs of youngsters had signed up for membership of the party's youth chapter.
As it turns out, one of them was Javed Abdul Gafoor Mozawala (28), recently arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch on charges of forgery, spying on the country and violating the Official Secrets Act.
Mozawala reportedly enrolled himself from ward number 222 in south Mumbai.
"A total of 1,390 youth joined the Congress Party from ward number 222 eight months back.
Among them, Mozawala had also filled a membership form," said a youth leader from south Mumbai, on condition of anonymity.
Sources from the party told MiD DAY that he was sponsored by Naved Shaikh, son of oil mafioso Mohammad Ali Shaikh, allegedly a Dawood Ibrahim aide arrested for the murder of diesel don Chand Madar.
Naved has spent around Rs 25 lakh in the way of membership fees for various aspiring members including Mozawala.
The idea was to ascend the ladder and become a party suzerain by initiating as many youngsters as possible into the youth wing.
But, Naved was kicked out of the party after his father's alleged underworld links were exposed.
The new inductee
Mumbai Crime Branch officials arrested Mozawala on December 10 from his residence at Infinity Tower in Mazgaon.
He was produced in the Killa Court yesterday where Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate V V Bambarde remanded him to police custody until December 22.
Mozawala alleged in court that he had been subjected to third-degree torture by cops during interrogation.
According to the police, Mozawala, an alleged close associate of Chhota Shakeel, had been relaying sensitive information to two Pakistani diplomats on deputation at the Pakistani High Command in Delhi.
The Crime Branch has recorded the statements of Mozawala's confederates Munir Khan and Fakir Ali as well. Both attested to the fact that Mozawala is an ISI accessory.
Mozawala's brother, Asif, and his wife, however, rubbished the allegations.
The Other Side
Javed Juneza, Congress president, Mumbadevi constituency, said, "I don't know the details but I believe he could have enrolled in the party's youth wing through open membership."
Re: ISI spy enrolled in Youth Congress
Don aide paid his way to be terror agent
MUMBAI: From a local diesel smuggler who mainly operated on the high seas in the 1980s, Mohammed Ali Shaikh has grown exponentially, expanded his network across the oceans and became a trusted person for anti-nationals to plan their operations in Mumbai, which is always on the radar of the terrorists.
Though the city crime branch last month woke up from its slumber and booked Ali for his links with fugitive gangster Chhota Shakeel, his close connections with some of the dreaded criminals and anti-nationals have been ignored by various establishments for years together.
The classic example was that in late 2006 when he flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia along with gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel, and the agencies could do nothing. That too when there was no dearth of information for them to act on. Sources recall that the Intelligence Bureau in Mumbai was tipped off with details like flight number and the timing of the take off. The IB shared it with its headquarters who too was working on some information. The IB , sources said, put together all the details and passed it on to the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia who in turn passed on the information to the authorities there. The flight had not landed then but the Indian authorities were strictly told to lay off.
What is intriguing, more than the refusal of Saudi authorities to cooperate, is the reluctance of Indian authorities to book Dawood's accomplice. Ali returned to Mumbai and continued with his operations without any hindrance, which suggests that several of those who should have acted against him had been 'taken care off'. Sources confirm that the local police who should have initiated action against him were rewarded handsomely. The customs department and the coast guard which keep a close watch on the activities at sea were also paid off, sources in the security establishment said.
The result: Ali emerged as a key man for any anti-national activities undertaken by the sea as he had a complete control over the docks. He ordered the killing of his associate Chand Madar last month when he realised that he was becoming too big for his shoes.
It is the fact of Ali's control over the sea that led David Headley to approach Chand, during one of his visits to the city, to carry out a recee of the sea in prepartion for 26/11. Ali and Chand were together then. Ali was also the pointsman whom two relatives of the 1992 Bali bombing tried to to rent out a flat in south Mumbai to plan an attack on the US Consulate by sea. An official from the security establishment said that he had been on their radar for years, but the authorities who could have booked him under various laws of the country turned a blind eye. "The result is there for everyone to see. Why blame us?" he asked. "Ali was behind the killing of additional commissioner of customs L D Aurora after the March 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. Aurora had identified Tiger Memon, one of the key consprirators of the basts. Memon gave the supari to Ali who passed it on to gangster Babloo Srivastava. This is a fact known to investigating agencies in the country. What have they done?" the official asked.
Even some of the political leaders were close to him. Ali contested the last LS elections on a BSP ticket. He has been since embraced by Congress. A customs official recalled that in the late 80s Ali and his aides at gun point ordered the release of gold consignment seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials at JNPT
Don aide paid his way to be terror agent, and is now a Congress leader!? Wah, WahMr Raul vinci aka rahul gandhi,, and his f*king guru digvijay or dikvijay singh why they r quite on this ???