Terror conspiracy case: NIA raids multiple locations in MP’s Jabalpur

27 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

NIA National

NIA conducted raids on 13 locations in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur on Saturday as part of its ongoing investigation into a terror conspiracy case.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids on 13 locations in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur on Saturday as part of its ongoing investigation into a terror conspiracy case.

The case is linked to the Bhopal terror funding case involving Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a proscribed organisation. According to ANI citing a source familiar with the situation, raids on the homes of suspects involved in a terror conspiracy are still ongoing.

The raids were carried out by multiple NIA teams in close coordination with the Madhya Pradesh Police.

The new raids came just two days after the anti-terror agency searched two locations in Uttar Pradesh in the Bhopal terror funding case involving JMB on May 25.

The raids then aimed to uncover new connections and conspiracies among the 10 people who had already been arrested and charged in the case by the NIA Court in Bhopal. Six of the arrested suspects are Bangladeshi nationals who are members of the JMB.

They had entered India illegally, with no valid documents, and had obtained false and forged Indian identity documents with the assistance of Indian sympathisers.

Several digital devices (mobile phones), SIM cards, bank passbooks, and identity documents were seized during searches of various suspects’ homes on Wednesday.
The documents under investigation concern suspect transactions involving the accused’s transfer of funds.

NIA investigations have revealed that all the 10 arrested accused were involved in influencing, radicalizing and motivating vulnerable Indian Muslim youth to take up violent Jihad against the democratic system of governance in the country.

“They had been circulating incriminating Jihadi literature, inflammatory videos and statements (Bayans,) and endorsing, justifying and glorifying the terrorist acts of the various banned terrorist organisations, including JMB, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban,” said the NIA.

“They were conspiring to align with terrorist organisations to achieve their ultimate goal of establishing a Shariat-based Islamic rule in India through the pursuit of ‘violent Jihad’. They had grand plans of creating a pan-India network to pursue their objective and, along with their co-accused, had successfully established bases in various states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Tripura, West Bengal and Assam.”