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Terrorist groups vie for Modi's head

Monday, 21 April 2014 - 9:14am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Attempts to harm BJP's PM candidate by terrorist groups from Pakistani, South India and Thailand: IB report

If the Intelligence Bureau (IB) report is to be believed then Narendra Modi is the prime target of terrorist organisations.
The IB has prepared a 23-point comprehensive confidential security report on Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate which mentions that in a recent election rally in Maharashtra, three Pakistani nationals, including a woman, had attempted to harm Modi but failed.
Taking cognizance of possible harm, IB has sent the report to all states Director General of Police office in the country and asked them to take extra vigil.
dna has the IB report where the Pakistani nationals have been identified as Sanid Pathan, Farooq and one woman.
According to the report, in December 2013, the agency had got an input that there is a strong possibility that Modi would become the Prime Minister of the country. Following which, Pakistani and Thailand terrorist groups have formed their groups and prepared to attack on Modi. A member of Dawood gang, who is presently serving his jail term in a Thailand jail, has threatened that he will kill Modi after coming out of the jail.
Moreover, the report states that Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) cadres associated with Indian Mujahideen (IM) including those who fled from Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh some months ago may use an explosive laden vehicle to attack Modi's convoy or rally.
The report states that South India-based terror organisation - Al -Ummah would assist SIMI members in their plan.
On October 1, seven accused had fled from Khandwa jail in MP. One of them was arrested immediately while Aslam Ayub, Abu Faisal alias Doctor, Sheikh Mehboob, Mohammad Ejajuddin, Zakir Badul and Amjad Khan alias Dawood are still on the run. All these members may attack Modi, said the report.
According to the report, the terrorist groups can use remote control drone or missile to attack Modi. The IB states that terrorist activities have increased in Kerala. Interrogation of arrested members Nazir and Sainuddin alias Sattarbhai reveals that Modi was a target in the past.
The IB has mentioned in the report that the SIMI members had conducted a meeting with terrorist organizations and had formed special women's dreaded group named 'shahin' to target Modi in future.
Speaking to dna, a special inspector general-ranked officer of Maharashtra police said, "According to the IB report, Modi is the prime target of IM, SIMI and other organisations. As a result, the IB has asked to make special security arrangements for Modi. Accordingly, we had given special security to Modi whenever he was in the state for election campaigns."


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