The Union Home Ministry on Friday decided to hand over the investigation into the busting of a suspected terror module here in the Phulwari Sharif area to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
A joint team of Patna Police ATS and NIA had busted a training camp of the radical group Popular Front of India (PFI) on July 14 following which several persons were arrested. The raids also led to the seizure of documents about PFI’s ‘Mission 2047’ for making Bharat an Islamic state.
The police said that they were allegedly providing training to Muslim youth on Jihad and making Bharat an Islamic country by 2047.
The joint team has registered two separate FIRs against 26 people and 8 of them were arrested so far.
The main accused Mohammad Jalaluddin, a retired sub-inspector in Jharkhand police, has a house in Phulwari Sharif where he along with another accused Athar Parvez was providing physical training to the Muslim youth under the umbrella of PFI.
They were allegedly brainwashing the Muslim youth against Bharat. Parvez has a brother named Manzar Alam who was involved in a serial terror blast during then Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s Hunkar rally in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan in 2013.
Earlier on Thursday, Patna SSP Manavjeet Singh Dhillon had written a letter to Bihar police seeking an investigation of the Phulwari Sharif case would be handed over to Bihar ATS.
Earlier, on Thursday, Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manavjeet Singh Dhillon suggested transferring the case to the Bihar Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).
Dhillon, in a letter to ADGP, law, and order, Jitendra Singh Gangwar, recommended transferring the case to the Bihar ATS.
The probe into the case was being led by the Patna Police, with the Bihar ATS, NIA, and the Intelligence Bureau providing support and assistance.
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