Banned organisation is suspected to be behind Sunday’s blast
Yogesh Rajput | December 31, 2014
While the special NIA court was framing charges early this month against Haider Ali, Mujibullah and Taufique Ansari in the Bodhgaya serial blasts, another ‘terror attack’ was being planned by members of the same group.
The initial investigations into Sunday’s Bengalurue blast case are pointing towards the involvement of Students' Islamic Movement in India (SIMI), which was the main hand behind the July, 2013 Bodhgaya blast.
The National Investigation Agency has stressed that the likes of Haider Ali have been ‘motivating’ and ‘recruiting’ young boys by way of lectures and showing Jihadi videos related to alleged atrocities on Muslims, and posing a serious threat to India’s internal security.
The SIMI has been fighting legal battle against the ban order and to revive itself. With its network still eluding the security agencies, the banned organization remains a threat.
After the Bengaluru police failed to foil the bomb blast despite warnings by intelligence agencies about the terror attacks (post the arrest of Mehdi Masroor Biswas), the litmus test now might be on the Delhi police with New Year round the corner. Delhi, which too has been put on high alert, has beefed up its security measures. The alerts, however, have become a routine exercise in the past few weeks.
“We are ensuring proper checking and frisking at all public places. Along with this, we have substantially increased patrolling,” Rajan Bhagat, PRO Delhi police, told Governance now.
Security has been beefed up since last month following the terrorist attack in Peshawar on a military school that had left more than 100 children dead. The attack had put Delhi on a red alert, with police personnel guarding several schools in the city.
As per reports, an alert had been sounded for four states - Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh - regarding the possibility of a bomb explosion during the ongoing festive season. Unfortunately, Bengaluru was unable to react to prevent tragic death of a woman in the blast.
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