BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was right lock, stock and barrel when he told that Kerala is the nursery of terrorists. He was addressing a huge election rally in Kassergode, Kerala. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy countered Modi saying that he is suffering from ‘loss of memory’. Keralites believe that it is Chandy’s guilt that made him deliver such a ridiculous statement. It was a spontaneous reaction from a failed CM.
The news of Tehsin Akhtar’s arrest once again reminds all that Kerala is still a safe haven for terrorists. Sangh parivar organisations including BJP have been drawing the attention of the authorities since long to the fact that all sort of terror outfits, whether Islamic fundamentalists or Maoists find Kerala as a paradise for their sinister designs, safe stay and plans for recruitment of the youths to terror activities. Tehsin Akhtar alias Monu, top Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative, was arrested last month near Nepal border while trying to go to Pakistan via Nepal. Tehsin is considered to be the head of IM in India after the arrest of its Indian operations head Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal by Indian Intelligence Bureau in Nepal on August, 2013.
Tehsin was wanted for a series of blasts in the country including the one in Patna on the October 27, 2013, an obvious attempt on Narendra Modi. It is reported that even though IB had persuaded him through his parents to surrender, he quashed it. “I am not a misguided youth; I know what I am doing” was his typical ‘fundamentalist’ reply. Reports suggest that he was also wanted for Varanasi blasts of 2010, 2011 triple Mumbai blasts, Pune blasts of August 1, 2012, Hyderabad blasts in February 2013 and Bodh Gaya blasts in July 2013. A close associate of Bhatkal, he has been active in recruiting youths to the terrorist outfits.
After the arrest of Akhtar, IB used its sophisticated electronic gears on skype to trap his colleague Waqas Ahmed alias Zia-ur-Rehman last week. He was not aware of Monu’s arrest until he was trapped in Rajasthan.
During the interrogation, it was disclosed that both had stayed in Moonnar, an international tourist spot in Kerala for plotting terrorists activities and recruitment of terrorists. It is reported that both had used fake ID cards during their stay in Moonnar. Waqas had stayed in Moonnar for few months. Akhtar had stayed with him for some weeks. Wagamon, the tourist spot infamous for the training camp conducted by outlawed SIMI is quite close to Moonnar.
For further fact findings, Delhi Police brought both to Moonnar. The owner of the home where they had stayed has identified them. They have disclosed to the police that during the stay in Moonnar they had visited Kochi and spent some time in prestigious Marine Drive area and a mammoth shopping mall in Kochi. This revelation is noteworthy in view of the Mumbai carnage operated from the sea.
Kerala is once again hitting the headlines, thanks to the free movements of terrorist outfits in the State sans inviting the wrath of the Government, ruling front and Opposition front. Terrorists find it a comfortable and safe zone due to the vote-bank politics played by both ruling Congress-led UDF and CPM-led Opposition LDF. None can forget the way both Fronts ran from pillar to posts for the release of Abdul Nasser Madani when he was jailed in Coimbatore in connection with Coimbatore blasts of 1998 targeted at Shri LK Advani. Both Fronts went to the extent of passing a unanimous resolution on the floor of the State Assembly for the release of Madani. And, now Madani is again in jail, this time in Bengaluru. Both Fronts had competed each other in advocating for the comfort of Madani. The anti-Hindu stands taken by both Fronts with respect to infamous Marad massacre are still fresh in the memories of Keralites.
Hindu heritage house demolished by Muslim goons
An ancesteral heritage Hindu house was illegally demolished by a Muslim timber merchant in Kerala.
Murli Menon, who is the actual owner of the property, is based in Ahmedabad but belongs to Kollengode Village, Kerala. He stays at Ahmedabad and visit Kerala once a year. Menon has requested Kerala based Hindu groups to take necessary action against the merchant as the ancestral house, is a heritage structure. His grandmother’s real uncle was Swami Tapovan, Guruji of Swami Chinmayanandaji.
Swami Tapovanji was attached to his grandmother and used to stay in this house. Hence, it was not only a heritage house but also had a great spiritual value as Swami Tapovan had visited and meditated there. The trees in the compound were planted by his spiritually inclined uncle Ponnukuttanji, who went to Sabarimala pilgrimage 18 times and had made a cowshed in this heritage house. The goons demolished the cowshed also. Menon’s communist uncles helped the goons in the demolition process.
Bihar Assembly Speaker seeks support from Maoists
Bihar Assembly Speaker and Janata Dal United’s (JDU) candidate Uday Narayan Chaudhary is seeking support from the Maoists for the Lok Sabha elections, this startling revelation has been made by intelligence agencies in a secret note sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs.“The input reveals that Maoists in Jamui area have reportedly come to an understanding with Chaudhary and have given him an assurance that they will support him during the General Elections 2014,” the note has been quoted by a news tabloid Mail Today. Chaudhary who is contesting from Jamui Lok Sabha constituency, recently contacted Maoist leader Sidhu Koda, Platoon Commander, and pursued him to support him for the general elections. JDU Minister is also under scanner for having links with IM operatives.
It has also been seen that Patna blasts plotter, Tehseen Akhtar has links with JDU. “Sidhu Koda and other Maoist leaders reportedly decided to support Uday Narayan Chaudhary in lieu of money,” the note stated.
Militants arrested in Manipur
Army’s Red Shield Division arrested three die-hard insurgents along with arms and ammunition during the security measures taken up ahead of the Parliamentary Elections in Manipur.
A raid was conducted at certain houses at Karong in Imphal West District. One anarchial leader of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the military wing of the Revolutionary People's Front (RPF), identified as Goroba Irom was caught. One 9 mm pistol loaded with four rounds of ammunition were seized from him.
In another raid at Tera Urup, security men arrested a rebel of the PLA, named as Sanjay Wangjam with a sergeant of the Kanglei Yawol Kunna Lup (KYKL), known as Tenden Thokchom. One AK 47 rifle with 20 rounds of ammunition and one 9 mm pistol with five rounds of ammunition were recovered from them. Later, they were handed over to the police.
(Inputs by T Satisan and Monica Sangwan)