Dawood Ibrahim wanted to destablise Narendra Modi govt; targeted RSS leaders, churches, says NIA
The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has claimed that Dawood Ibrahim, India's most wanted man, plotted social unrest to destablise the Narendra Modi government.
New Delhi: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has claimed that Dawood Ibrahim, India's most wanted man, plotted social unrest to destablise the Narendra Modi government.
As per a ToI report, the central probe agency claimed that at least 10 chosen members of Dawood's notorious D-Company were assigned the task to "create unrest" and target RSS leaders and churches.
The agency has reportedly mentioned in its chargesheet, which is likely to be filed on Saturday, that the Dawood gang had hatched a plan soon after Narendra Modi-led BJP came to the power in 2014.
As per the plan, the D-Company shooters were assigned the task of targeting senior target RSS leaders and churches in order to spread communal hatred in the country.
Driving its point home, the agency claimed that as part of the "larger conspiracy", D-Company sharpshooters killed two right-wing leaders - Shirish Bangali and Pragnesh Mistry - in Gujarat's Bharuch on November 2, 2015.
After their arrest, shooters claimed that the RSS leaders were killed to avenge the hanging of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Memon.
During its investigation, the NIA found that two key D-Company members - Pakistan-based Javed Chikna and South Africa-based Zahid Miyan alias 'Jao' - not only masterminded the killing of Hindu leaders but had also planned attacks on religious leaders and churches so that there was "largescale communal tension in the country".
They had even prepared a list of BJP-RSS members to be targeted, the NIA claimed.
The NIA recently approached Interpol to trace Chikna in Pakistan, arrest him and hand him over to India. It also sent Letters Rogatory and MLAT (mutual legal assistance treaty) requests to Pakistan, Nepal, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the US.
The ToI report claimed that the agency is likely to name 10 D-Company members, including seven arrested last year - Haji Patel, Mohammad Yunus Shaikh, Abdul Samad, Abid Patel, Mohammad Altaf, Mohsin Khan and Nisar Ahmed.
Abid Patel is reportedly Javed Chikna's brother and was paid Rs 50 lakh for killing Mistry and Bangali.
Javed Chikna and Zahid Miyan will also be named in the chargesheet, however, Dawood would mentioned in the supplementary chargesheet if evidence of his role is established.