operatives arrested by the Delhi police on August 10, have confessed to their
role and disclosed that they have been directed, monitored, and inducted by
Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)
and Army. The confessional statements of Abu Anas and Abrar Ahmad was potent enough for the Joint Commissioner of Police to call a press conference to reveal that Army officers, LeT ‘commanders’, and ISI agents meet regularly to review operations. Anas and Ahmad claim that ISI gives their ‘commanders’ updates on Indian security apparatus so they can plan new ways to infiltrate and strike sensitive positions.
The two had entered India through Nepal and left a bag with passports, 2 kilograms of RDX, and personal material at a luggage facility at the Lucknow Railway station.
While this part of the story checked out, the other stories of involvement of a Brigadier and Major from the Pakistan Army and regular planned terrorists activities have not been independently verified.
Indian counter-intelligence agencies say that they have busted over 70 LeT modules nationwide in the last 14 months giving them an idea that the organization has an agenda that goes beyond
Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). Officials say that the LeT is collaborating effectively with other Pakistan-based groups, developed strong links in Bangladesh and Nepal, and has become part of a larger network created by Osama bin Laden along with Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). The Islamic International Front (IIF), believed to be an offshoot of al Qaeda, is the new umbrella organization that matrix-manages terror activities across the world.