ISI continues to support terror groups: Govt



New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said Pakistan's spy agency ISI continues to support various terrorist outfits to spread violence in India.

"...As per available intelligence inputs, Pakistan-based terrorist outfits, particularly Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e- Mohammed, Hijbul Mujahideen etc., continue to receive support from ISI," Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh informed Lok Sabha in a written reply.

He said government was committed to combating terrorism, extremism and separatism in all its forms and manifestation as no cases, genuine or imaginary, could justify terrorism. Government, he said, has taken various measures in this regard.

Replying to another question, the minister said as per available information, investigation into terrorism-related cases by state police forces and disclosures of arrested persons revealed names of a few terrorist elements in Bihar having links with LeT.

"On the basis of inputs, four LeT operatives of Bihar were identified and arrested between 2004-2009," he said.

PTI