In what could be seen as Pakistan’s precise bid to widen its terror net in India, ten people having links with Lashkar-e-Toiba and ISI have been arrested by an anti-terror wing of Uttar Pradesh Police. These people are learned to have acted as paymasters for terrorists sneaking into India, and also played a pivotal role in laundering money from Pakistan. In addition, this group is alleged to have played a more active role in the states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand. Although, Pakistan’s extended arms towards terrorists have not been denuded for the first time. A spate of such arrests has been made in over a period of time. The grim intensity of cash, ATM cards, Swipe Machines, Magnetic Card Readers, Laptops, Pistols, Cartridges and other ammunition that have been seized from the group, points towards the well-planned high-level plots. Foiling such successive white feather and dangerous bids appear to have posed a bigger challenge for our security forces and Intelligence agencies.
Pakistan’s exported terrorists in India receive money from Lahore and other Pakistani setups to operate and execute their detrimental acts. Even the possible cahoots of some people working in our banks and other departments cannot be ruled out. Apparently, such network can’t be run by a chunk of people. The arrested men used to open accounts in banks with fake names, and accounts used to receive money from Pakistan, Qatar, and Nepal, which was in a planned manner transferred to terrorists. These paymasters were paid their commissions for executing the transfers of money. In this backdrop, the first question is raised that how did they succeed in opening the bank accounts with fake names? Doesn’t it point towards an internal backstage nexus? Though, opening an account requires an Aadhaar and PAN card today. But in the meanwhile, the news pertaining to fake Aadhaar and PAN cards doing the rounds is also usual. Obviously, the official collusion is apparent. And, this unfortunate fact denudes Pakistan’s ugly face and its double standards on terrorism and also underlines the grim situation that how Pakistan is luring some people to carry out its profane activities in India.
Last year, National Investigation Agency (NIA), in its comprehensive crackdown, unearthed significant terrorists funding and Hawala rackets in Jammu and Kashmir. And that investigation further helped to figure out that various sleeper cells associated with ISI agents and terrorists’ organizations are quietly operating in the states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. On the other end, Pakistan has been harping about its innocence and clamoring of being a victim of terrorism. The intensity of these subsidiaries of terrorists will be figured out after the profound investigation. It is also learned that these terrorists have had a significant role in the massive killings of several Hindu religious workers in North India. Hence, in this entire episode of carrying out terror activities, Pakistan’s role is crystal clear. And in the wake of Pakistan’s iniquitous acts that have been raging in India, a close coordination among the security forces, intelligence agencies, and local police are substantial, in order to neutralize the unfair intentions of our cumbersome neighbor.