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NIA will investigate the activities of terrorist organization AQIS operating in Assam

Pankaj Prasad
National Investigation Agency
National Investigation Agency

AQIS, a branch of the banned terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, established in 2014, is reportedly active in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has entrusted the National Investigation Agency (NIA) with the responsibility of investigating the activities of Indian Subcontinental Al Qaeda (AQIS), a terrorist organization operating in various districts of Assam. According to media reports, the NIA has been given the task of locating deep networks operated by Al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent. The FIR registered by the NIA mentions that the AQIS model of Al Qaeda operating in various districts of Assam had links with Bangladesh-based terrorist organization Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).

Al Qaeda is active in these countries including India

According to media reports, AQIS, a branch of the banned terrorist organization Al-Qaeda established in the year 2014, is reportedly active in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Myanmar and Bangladesh. This group wants to wage jihad to establish an Islamic state. According to the NIA FIR, the purpose of the AQIS module is to propagate terror in Indian territory, radicalize like-minded youth and recruit like-minded youth to wage war against the Union of India, so that the democratically elected government has to be 'ruled'. can be installed and uprooted. This group of al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent was involved in the Khilafat (Shariah Law) as well as waging war against Bangladesh, an Asian neighbor on friendly terms with India and implementing 'Gazwa-e-Hind' with the help of Indian recruits. Organization activated.

What is Ghazwa-e-Hind

'Gazwa-e-Hind' is a term used by terrorist organizations to justify their audacious terror attacks against India as a religious holy war. The move comes after Indian authorities destroyed two madrassas in Assam for allegedly carrying out jihadist activities. A madrassa in Barpeta district was destroyed on August 29, as it was claimed by AQIS to be used as a training centre. After this, on August 31, the second madrasa in the Bongaigaon district was demolished. A week ago, a teacher of Bongaigaon madrassa was arrested on suspicion of having links with AQIS.

Two madrasas were demolished in Assam

Information was received that a module of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) was active in various districts of Assam as well as in Goalpara. The NIA originally started the investigation on the basis of a case registered on August 20 at Matia police station in Assam's Goalpara district. The NIA re-registered the case on September 26 this year under charges of sections 18, 18B, 19 and 20, 120B, 121 and 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

NIA started investigation after 23 September

Registering the case, the NIA started investigation following an order received on September 23 from the Counter Terrorism and Counter Radicalization (CTCR) in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The investigating agency came to know that Jalaluddin Shaikh, 49, resident of Gopalpur Tilpara village, Abdus Subhan, 43, resident of Rakhyasini village in Goalpara district, and others were involved in prohibited activities of waging war against the Union of India by luring the minds of various others.

Propagation of Terrorism and Implementation of Sharia Law in India Purpose

The two men arrested after being continuously interrogated by the NIA said that the aim of the terrorist organization AQI is to propagate terror in Indian territory, to radicalize the youth and to wage war against India with a view to establish the rule of Khilafat (Shariah law) in India. A regular recruitment process was to be carried out for Along with this, its objective includes waging war against Bangladesh and implementing 'Gazwa-e-Hind' with the help of Indian recruits. In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (5) of Section 6 read with Section 8 of the National Investigation Agency Act 2008, the Central Government has directed the NIA to investigate the matter having regard to the gravity of the offense and the inter-State and international implications. instructed.