The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Uttar Pradesh detained a terrorist associated with Jaish-e-Mohammed and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan from Saharanpur on Friday. As per the agency, the accused was in direct contact with JeM (Jaish-e-Muhammad) and TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban). According to the police, the arrested terrorist was given the task to kill suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma by JeM.
The arrested terrorist has been identified as Muhammad Nadeem (25).
According to ATS, a man in Saharanpur, influenced by JeM and TTP ideology, was preparing for ‘Fidayeen’ attack. During the primary investigation, a mobile phone has been taken into custody, in which a PDF document named “Explosive Course Fidae Force” was found.
Also, police found Muhammad Nadeem’s phone chat which includes voice messages with Jaish-e-Muhammad and TTP terrorists of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Nadeem agreed in interrogation that he has been in contact with various terrorists of Jaish-e-Muhammad and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan since 2018 via WhatsApp, Telegram, IMO, Facebook Messenger, Club House, etc. He has received training in creating virtual phone numbers from terror organisations.
The terrorist revealed some names of his Indian accomplices in the case and an investigation is underway, said police.