New Delhi: Ahead of 75th Independence Day 2022, the police on Friday claimed to have busted a major terror conspiracy. He has arrested an alleged member of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) from Saharanpur in western Uttar Pradesh. Police said that the accused was assigned the task of killing former BJP leader Nupur Sharma.
The accused, identified as Mohammad Nadeem, was arrested by the state’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). According to the police, Nadeem was assigned the task of killing former BJP leader Nupur Sharma. Nupur Sharma recently made derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad, after which the controversy escalated.
Police said that Nadeem was associated with terrorist organizations of Jaish-e-Mohammed and Tehreek-e-Taliban. Police said he was in constant touch with operatives from outside Pakistan since 2018.
Police further added that Nadeem used different social media platforms to connect with his masters, who had assigned him the task of killing Nupur Sharma.
According to sources, the new statement claimed that Nadeem admitted during interrogation that he was tasked with killing Nupur Sharma by a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist.
Police have recovered a mobile, two sims and training literature on making different types of bombs from Nadeem. A case has been registered against him under different sections including the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act at ATS police station in Lucknow.
Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said that Nadeem was preparing for the fidayeen attack under the influence of Jaish-e-Mohammed and other organizations. According to him, in the initial investigation of the mobile phone recovered from him after his arrest, the police also got chats and voice messages from terrorists from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The statement said that during interrogation, Nadeem admitted that he was in direct contact with Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists since 2018. He also admitted that he was being called by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists to Pakistan for special training, on which he was planning to go to Pakistan and Syria with a visa.