Indian Mujahideen declared as terrorist outfit

The Govt on Friday declared Indian Mujahideen, believed to be a shadow outfit of banned SIMI and Lashker-e-Taiba, as a terrorist organisation.

Last Updated: Jun 04, 2010, 23:00 PM IST

New Delhi: The Government on Friday declared
Indian Mujahideen, believed to be a shadow outfit of banned
SIMI and Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba, as a terrorist
organisation.

The terror outfit, which has been allegedly involved in
serial bomb blasts in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bangalore and
Mumbai, has been added by the Government in the list of
terrorist organisation under the Unlawful Activities
(Prevention) Act.
"An order has been issued adding Indian Mujahideen and
all its formations and front organisations to the list of
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967," Home Ministry
said in a statement.

The Indian Mujahideen came under spotlight on February
23, 2005 when it allegedly carried out a blast in Varanasi
leaving eight people injured.

The terror group, which is believed to be under the
direct control of Pakistan`s ISI, has so far carried out over
10 blasts in various parts of the country killing nearly 500
people, a senior Home Ministry official said.

The deadliest attack of the Indian Mujahideen was in the
national capital in 2006 when as many as 66 people were killed
in serial blasts.
Amir Reza Khan was the founding members of the Indian
Mujahideen, which was created by ISI ostensibly to spread
terror through Indian front outfits. The terror group is at
present headed by Iqbal Bhatkal.

PTI