Hyderabad Police on 14 August arrested a Pakistani national who allegedly has links with banned terror groups HuJI and Indian Mujahideen (IM). The suspect was arrested from Chanchalguda area in Hyderabad, police said. The man had reportedly also indulged in trafficking people of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Besides Nasir; Faizal Mohd and Joynal Abedin, both Bangladeshis and Zia Ur Rahman, a Myanmar national along with two local agents - Sohail Parvez Khan and Masood Ali Khan were also arrested, the Police said.
A team of South Zone Task Force had, on Thursday, arrested Mohammed Nasir of Bangladeshi origin (who had migrated to Pakistan) on charge of having close links with Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) and helping a IM operative (an accused in the 2013 Dilsukhnagar twin blasts) flee the country after the blasts, Joint Commissioner of Police (Detective Department) T Prabhakar Rao told reporters.
According to the police, Nasir, while in Pakistan, came in contact with his distant relative Abdul Jabbar, a staunch leader of HuJI. "Jabbar indoctrinated Nasir with terrorist ideology and sent him to India for furtherance of unlawful activities. Accordingly, Nasir intruded into India through Indo-Bangladesh border in 2010 and stayed in different places in India," the Joint Commissioner of Police said.
In Hyderabad, Nasir came in contact with Sohail Parvez and Masood Ali. Nasir received illegal immigrants of Bangladesh, Myanmar etc and harboured them at the residence of Masood Ali and arranged Indian passports to the illegal immigrants by submitting fake ID cards. Masood Ali received more than 15 illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar and got them Indian passports by fradulent means and sent them abroad, Mr Rao said.
The senior police officer further said on the instructions of Abdul Jabbar, Nasir received one Zia ur Rahman alias Waqas, a Pakistani national, who is an accused in Dilsukhnagar twin blasts at West Bengal and helped him to cross the Indian border to go to Bangladesh immediately after the blasts. Waqas was subsequently arrested by NIA.
Asked if Nasir had any plans to carry out terror activities ahead of Independence Day, he said, "It is yet to be ascertained. From the information disclosed by him during interrogation it is not established. But we cannot rule out that also. But he is to be further interrogated by analysing various gadgets we have recovered." Reacting to another query, Mr Rao said right now Nasir is a trafficker and arranging Indian passports for foreign nationals, for the purpose of employment.