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Updated: August 19, 2013 01:28 IST

‘Tunda was in touch with all anti-India forces’

Shubhomoy Sikdar
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Abdul Karim Tunda, one of India's top 20 wanted terrorists, at Delhi Police special cell, in New Delhi.
Abdul Karim Tunda, one of India's top 20 wanted terrorists, at Delhi Police special cell, in New Delhi.

During his stay in Pakistan, Abdul Karim alias Tunda was in touch with members of almost all anti-India forces present there and his three key skills — bomb manufacturing abilities, motivating power and ability to leverage a well-spread network in India — catapulted him to become one of the most trusted ideologues of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Delhi Police said following his interrogation on Sunday, a day after securing his custody from a court.

The police, however, added that all claims made by the “most wanted” fugitive were being verified. So far, the police have not disclosed why and how he reached the Indo-Nepal border from where he was arrested two days ago.

“His value to the terror module as an expert bomb maker had dwindled with the passage of time and emergence of more such manufacturers but the other two traits were crucial in motivating young men to join a number of madrasas in Karachi that he runs under the name ofMehdud-Taleem-Islam-e-Dar-Al-Funoon.

Dawood was under constant ISI surveillance

In the ranks of LeT, it is believed that Tunda’s impeccable oratory can indoctrinate his disciples to go to any extent to carry forward the Jihadist movement. The funding of these madrasas is through donations but he has not revealed the name of any donor so far,” said a senior police officer.

As per Tunda’s purported confession, his network in India helped to push men and material ranging from explosives to fake Indian currency notes across the border and then further channelise them to different parts of the country. One of the more recent such instances was when, using Tunda’s network, Babbar Khalsa International smuggled explosives into India in 2010, said the police who added that the plan failed because some of Tunda’s men were arrested in Bangladesh before it could be executed. The list of those Tunda repeatedly met while he was in Pakistan include names such as underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, top Jamat-ud-Dawa figures Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar, BKI leader Wadhawa Singh and some members of the Inter-Services Intelligence.

Among these, he had known Hafeez Saeed since 1991 and over a period of time some differences had cropped up between the two, said a police source.

“From what he has told us, his few meetings with Dawood Ibrahim (the most recent one took place over a year ago) were mostly incidental. According to Tunda, Dawood was living in Karachi the last time the two met at the latter’s palatial house, which was being guarded by ISI men. He purportedly disclosed that Dawood was under constant ISI surveillance,” said the officer. The 70-year-old is also learnt to have met the Bhatkal brothers of Indian Mujahideen a few times but did not give much importance to them given their “limited domain of activities.”

“According to Tunda, after 1998 this is the first time that he is in India but like all his other claims we are verifying this one too,” said the officer.

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We must know who are the Anti INDIA forces.While entire system of governance are falling apart & UPA is up against it's people.You better judge who are Anti Nationals.

from:  SANJIV
Posted on: Aug 21, 2013 at 14:08 IST

When a terrorist’s utility is minimized or extinguished, his handlers could have a last use of him to provide misinformation and send the enemy intelligence officials running around in wrong circles. For example, he can provide a list of good names as his contacts with the hope that the Indian intelligence agents pursue and mistreat the wrong people, and get really bad press. Of course intelligence people and smart reporters know that.

from:  Som Karamchetty
Posted on: Aug 19, 2013 at 22:31 IST

How to verify these revelations by Tunda? Do we have an option to refuse these claims or we have to believe these blindly.
This may misguide us too. Verification proceedings needs to be disclosed too.

from:  Ashish Dugar
Posted on: Aug 19, 2013 at 07:26 IST

Tell Pakistan.......hand over Dawood or face a nuclear attack.aand mean it.
Let us end this nonsense once and for all.

from:  Sanju
Posted on: Aug 19, 2013 at 04:45 IST

The Police have done it again.
Leaking information. The police are destroying the case against this man.
We do not want to know ,the police or Tundas hero stories,lets prosecute him as soon as possible and brig all the evidence
out in court.

from:  Kautiliya
Posted on: Aug 19, 2013 at 00:55 IST

It is surprising that the Babbar Khalsa International is still conspiring against India due to the operation blue star. Many of these Sikh terrorist outfits still carry on their fight, though operation blue star tried to push out terrorists who were using a holy place as a refuge, which resulted in some unexpected outcomes. However, the same terrorists outfits who are now active in the UK and the US fail to get equally agitated when White Right-Wing Christians gun down praying Sikhs in gurudwaras.

from:  Suny
Posted on: Aug 18, 2013 at 23:27 IST
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