Dawood, other terrorists continue to enjoy 'patronage' in a neighbouring country: India to UNSC
Friday, 7 August 2020 India has told the UN Security Council that Dawood Ibrahim, who perpetrated the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, and other UN-designated terrorists “unsurprisingly" continue to enjoy "patronage" in a neighbouring country, calling for focused international efforts to address threats posed by the fugitive gangster and terror groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
India's permanent representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti has lashed out at Pakistan for harbouring terror groups on its soil. Indian envoy to the UN said that Pakistan is the nerve centre of terrorism and added the even its Prime Minister Imran Khan had admitted that some 40,000...
A man claiming to be an associate of gangster Dawood Ibrahim dialled up Maharashtra Chief Minister's residence on September 5. The call led to ringing of alarm bells in the administration and security was boosted at 'Matoshree', CM Uddhav Thackeray's personal residence in Mumbai. Two calls were made around 10:30 pm and the caller claimed to be phoning from Dubai and asked to be connected with the CM. Police are trying to locate the caller and identify him.
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Ministry of External Affairs, spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on August 27 said that Pakistan has never taken action against international terrorists, India wants that Pakistan must take actions and ensure that listed individuals are prosecuted. "Pakistan's assertion in Statutory Regulatory Order doesn't mean it admits to presence of listed individuals or that it will impose measures on them. It bares their insincerity in responding to world's expectations that they will track intn'l terrorists in Pakistan. Pakistan hasn't only maintained its opposition to this international consensus but has also chosen not to act against these international terrorists. Pak has never taken any credible and verifiable action against terror entities or listed individuals, including most wanted ones. This subsequent denial by Pakistan's foreign office, calls into question their intentions and it would not mislead the world community in believing in its propaganda. Pakistan must take credible action and ensure that listed individuals are prosecuted," said Srivastava on Dawood Ibrahim.
India's Permanent Representative to United Nations TS Tirumurti spoke on the upcoming General Assembly session. Tirumurti said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address will be the highlight of India's participation. PM Modi will participate in two debates in the high-level segments beginning from September 21. "This time UN General Assembly will be historic and in more than one way. India's highlight will be participation of PM Modi in two debates. First is a general debate where he will deliver our national statement. Other is the high-level plenary meeting to commemorate UN's 75th anniversary. PM's address will certainly be the highlight of our participation in UNGA," Tirumurti said. He added. "We are entering UN Security Council at a very interesting if not critical juncture. We will be entering Security Council during the 75th year of UN. The world is different from the one that was when we were last in council. We have set forth our priorities which include peace & security related issues."
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Members of Maratha Community staged protest in Lalbaug area against Supreme Court's stay order on Maratha reservation. Social distancing norms also being followed during protest. "We have demanded that the stay should be lifted and our children must not be left without jobs and education," said Rajan Ghag, Convener of Maratha Kranti Morcha. "In such pandemic situation, we have taken risk of protesting because we don't want that our children should suffer but while coming on roads," Rajan Ghag added. Meanwhile, around 20 to 22 protests took place in different parts of Mumbai city.
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Mangaluru Police Commissioner on September 19 informed about the arrest of ABCD fame actor Kishore Shetty for possession of drugs. He further assured that the police will find out all possible ends in the drug network. Mangaluru Police Commissioner Vikas Kumar said, "We will find out all the possible ends in this drug network. One of the arrested is actor Kishore Shetty. The drugs were sourced from Mumbai. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. Further probe is on."
Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh on September 19 informed that Pakistan is using drones to drop weapons. He was briefing mediapersons, after Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists arrested by security forces from Rajori. "Pakistan is trying to disturb peace in JandK by using drones to drop weapons. They are also trying to infiltrate terrorists. Dropping of weapons by drone is challenging but we have been able to restrict such acts and have got some success," said Singh.
An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists at Kawoosa Khalisa area of Budgam district on Monday. Last week, four Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror associates were arrested by security forces in Budgam. More details are awaited.
Reasi SSP, Rashmi Wazir in a press conference on August 31 informed about the arrest of 3 terrorist who were working on a plan of a major revival of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Kashmir. Rashi Wazir said, "Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) major revival plan in Kashmir has been thwarted and 3 terrorists arrested. They were in contact with ISI handler Mohammed Kasim who exfiltrated 18 years ago. An FIR was registered in his matter and an SIT was formed." She further said, "The arrested people include government employee, labourer and shopkeeper. We have verified some of their back accounts and detected some benami transactions. Some more persons will be arrested in this case. They were trying to lure family members of former terrorists."
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbag Singh informed that three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were gunned down in Pantha Chowk encounter. "Though we have lost our officer in the gunfight, we gave a chance to militant to surrender but they started firing, and in the encounter the 2 terrorists also gunned down. All of three terrorists are connected to Lashkar-e-Taiba," said DGP Dilbag Singh. Wreath laying ceremony of police personnel ASI Babu Ram was held in Srinagar on August 30. He lost his life last night in an encounter with terrorists at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar. DGP Dilbag Singh along with several officers paid tribute to him. 3 terrorists were killed in encounter that broke out in Srinagar.
In a major success for security forces, 2 terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-E-Toiba were gunned down in Handwara. A substantial amount of arms and ammunitions, including 2 AK-47s were also seized after the encounter. The two slain terrorists have been identified as lashkar commander Naseer-u-din Lone and Pakistani terrorist Danish. Naseer was reportedly involved in the killing of three CRPF jawans at Sopore on April 18 and another three CRPF jawans at Handwara on May 4 this year. An AK-47 rifle, which was snatched from a CRPF jawan after the attack on May 4, was recovered from him. The encounter at Ganipora Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir's Kupwara district started after security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Jammu and Kashmir police chief said that the killing of Danish was also a big success for the security forces. The encounter was the second such operation on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, security forces killed two militants in Shopian district in south Kashmir. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Ministry of External Affairs, spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on August 27 said that India shared enough evidence with Pakistan on Pulwama terror attack but the country continues to evade responsibility. "Pulwama attack chargesheet was filed after probe of a year and half. It has been filed to address the act of terrorism and to bring perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice. Our aim is not to simply issue statements or notifications, Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for Pulwama attack, the organisation and its leaders are in Pakistan. It's regrettable that Masood Azhar, the first accused, continues to find shelter in Pak. We've shared enough evidence with Pak but it continues to evade responsibility," said Srivastava during press conference.
NIA filed chargesheet in 2019 Pulwama terror attack case on Tuesday. A team of officers reached NIA court in Jammu to file the chargesheet. The IED attack on February 14, 2019 claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel. NIA has named JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar as primary accused in chargesheet. Several other JeM commanders and seven arrested people have been named accused. The over 5,000-page chargesheet has been completed after an extensive probe conducted by a team of DIG Sonia Narang and SP Rakesh Balwal. Officials said chargesheet has evidence on Pakistan's role in the attack. NIA probe has revealed that Pakistan used a local - Adil Ahmad Dar - in the attack. Dar rammed an explosive-laden car into the CRPF convoy in Pulwama. NIA chargesheet also has details of communications of key players in bombing. Pulwama attack threatened to spark a full-blown conflict between India and Pakistan. JeM claimed responsibility for the ghastly attack which prompted India to carry out airstrike on terror camp in Pakistan's Balakot.
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National Investigation Agency (NIA) team reached NIA court in Jammu to file a chargesheet in 2019 Pulwama terror attack case, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed in an IED blast on February 14. In July, the NIA informed that it has arrested the seventh accused named, Bilal Ahmed Kuchey, whom the agency has termed as 'a terror associate' on July 05.According to the agency, Kuchey a resident of Hajibal, Kakapora, Jammu and Kashmir, runs a sawmill at his place and harboured and extended logistic support to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists involved in the Pulwama attack. The main perpetrators in the case stayed in his house and Kuchey further introduced them to other over ground workers (OGWs) who provided safe houses during their stay and planning of the attack. He also provided the JeM terrorists with high-end mobile phones which were used by them to communicate with the Pakistan-based JeM leadership as well as among themselves for giving final touches to their planning and for the execution of the attack, according to the agency. Further, one of the mobiles provided by him was also used for recording the video clip of a terrorist Adil Ahmed Dar, which became viral after the attack.
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