In 48 hours, Athar and Armaan spilled many secrets, preparing to take them on remand again

Pankaj Prasad
National Investigation Agency
National Investigation Agency

Athar used to travel in madrassas and train the youths and join them in sleeper cells.

Athar Parvez and Armaan Malik, arrested for carrying out terrorist activities under the guise of PLFI and SDPI organization in Phulwarisharif, Patna, have revealed many secrets in 48 hours of police remand. Police say that all the charges in which they were arrested are proving to be true. Police is doing its work in the right direction. The police will now apply in the court to extend the remand period of these two. In interrogation of these two, the police have got many important information about this entire terrorist network.

However, the police refused to divulge more in this regard. The police say that the things told by the accused cannot be made public yet. However, the Additional SP definitely said that the investigation is going in the right direction about the motives and the evidence on the basis of which the police have arrested these people. Athar and Armaan were sent back to Beur jail after their 48-hour police remand ended.

NIA officers also participated in the interrogation

Reports of the conduct of anti-national activities in Phulwari Sharif and the suspected terrorists associated with it are also being reported to the central agencies. NIA officers themselves are also involved in its investigation. On Monday, along with the NIA, IB officers were also involved in the continuous day-long interrogation of the accused Armaan and Athar.

Central agencies will help in the investigation of international connections

At present, the ATS will investigate the case related to the school of terror in Phulwari. Central agencies can help ATS in checking connections of Ghazwa-e-Hind WhatsApp group with other countries. The joint team of NIA, RAW and IB is in touch with the ATS officials. This team has also held a meeting with ATS officers. Sources said that the police is preparing to take Danish arrested from Phulwari Sharif on remand. It is known that Danish has about two thousand Facebook friends. These include people from Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries. The police can interrogate Danish on many other points ranging from his Pak connection.

NIA police station will open in Bihar

In view of the increased cases of terrorist activities in Bihar, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will open a police station in Patna. NI has proposed to the state government to open a police station in Bihar. At present, there is no NIA police station in any district including Patna in Bihar. Here the work is done only through the camp office. As soon as the permission of the Bihar government is received, the police station of the National Investigation Agency will open in the capital Patna. According to sources, at present the cases related to NIA of Bihar are handled under the supervision of Ranchi office.

Police seized several documents

Additional SP Manish Kumar Sinha told reporters that the statements given by both the accused, who were taken on remand, have made it clear that these people have been indulging in anti-national activities. He said that the police team will apply in the court to take both of them on remand again. There is still much more to ask from Armaan Malik and Athar Parvez. He told that during the interrogation, these people have not only given information about the anti-national activities being carried out under the guise of the organization, they have also provided evidence and documentary evidence to the police team. Apart from this, technically, many important information has been received by the police. Athar and Armaan have also told a lot about the funding to the police.