NIA Targeted Assam Man Linked to Al-Qaeda, Radicalized to Provide Terrorist Training to Youth

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Akhtar Hussain Lashkar, a resident of Assam, is under investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for having links with the banned terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. He is accused of radicalizing the youth. He was plotting to send youths to Kashmir and Khorasan province of Afghanistan to undergo terrorist training.

A First Information Report (FIR) accessed by news agency ANI reveals the fact that Lashkar had also incited youth to wage war in the name of religion.

A resident of Theltikar village in Assam’s Cachar district and presently residing in Thilaknagar area of Bengaluru, Lashkar has been booked for ‘radicalisation of youth through social media, indulging in youth indulging in sedition against India and inciting communal violence’. was found involved in the activities. By showing that Indian Army is committing atrocities on Muslims in Kashmir.

In addition, the above accused had conspired to send radical youths to Kashmir and Khorasan province of Afghanistan for terrorist training and waging war against India, the FIR said. He had links with Al-Qaeda and other entities and masters from abroad to carry out terrorist activities across India.

The NIA FIR was registered on August 30 against Lashkar and one Abdul Aleem Mandal alias MD Juba, who is a native of Kultali, Godabar, Tangrabichi, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal and is currently residing in Salem, Tamil Nadu. . Both were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and sections 10, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The FIR is based on a case registered earlier by the Bengaluru Police on July 24.

Bengaluru Police had received information against LeT on July 24 that it had created Telegram groups named ‘The Eagle of Kohrasan’ and ‘Hinder-Eagle’ and radicalized the youth. Later, investigators found that the accused conspired to send youths to Kashmir and Khorasan province of Afghanistan to undergo terrorist training of radical youths and instigate them to wage war in the name of religion.

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The investigator also found that Lashkar had tried to carry out ‘disruptive activities’ in India. ‘It has links with institutions and operators in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan for terrorism-related activities.’

“The said person (Lashkar) is involved in instigating youth to wage war against India by showing that Indian Army is committing atrocities on Muslims in Kashmir,” the FIR said. In this way he instigated the youth to commit treason against India and affect the sovereignty of India and hatched a conspiracy to create communal violence in India.

According to the FIR, Lashkar was planning to move from Bengaluru to Kashmir and had links with banned terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The NIA has re-registered the case following an order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The investigation is being conducted by the Bengaluru branch of the Anti-Terrorism Agency.

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