ISI’s plot to engage Maoists in terror acts unearthed
Posted by jagoindia on August 25, 2010
Bangalore, Aug 13 (PTI) A plot by Pakistan”s ISI to engage Maoists to commit terrorist and subversive activities in the country has been unearthed with the arrest of two Indian conspirators in the state, a top police official said today. The duo identified as Vinay Kumar (30) and Devaiah were hired by Altaf, who was working at the behest of the Chhota Shakeel faction of Dawood Ibrahim gang, Bangalore City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari told reporters here.
Vinay hail from Hassan district of Karnataka, while Devaiah from Kodagu district and Altaf from Dakshina Kannada district, he said. Altaf had told the duo that he had been engaged by Chhota Shakeel at the instance of Dawood Ibrahim to garner support of Maoist leaders in India and to engage them on a payment basis to commit terrorist and subversive acts in the country.
He had directed the duo, who were his earlier accomplices, to get in touch with Maoist leaders and to bring them to Dubai for an interaction, Bidari said. Following Altaf”s instructions, the two had contacted certain Maoist leaders in Andhra Pradesh and were about to bring them to Dubai before they were nabbed.
Investigations revealed that Altaf had made arrangements and sent entry permits or visas for three Maoist leaders in Andhra Pradesh — Ram Kripal Pande, Shivakumar Kunta and Shridhar Pasham, and also for Devaiah, he said. Two way tickets from Hyderabad to Dubai were booked through internet by Uranus Travel and Tours, he said, adding that these tickets and entry permits had been seized.