After West Bengal , the second communist state Kerala, has said that “there is enough indications to show that Pakistan-sponsored terrorism is taking roots” Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan called for “close co-operation” between Federal and state forces.
To bolster this claim, the police of neighboring Karnataka arrested Mohammed Fahad, a citizen of Pakistan with a citizenship number and another Pakistani militant in Mysore . Both these individuals have strong connections to Kerala where they were trying to procure an Indian passport to erase their identity and become Indian citizens in Mysore . Fahad has an ICICI bank account and even ran a “fancy” (convenience) store.
The ostensible purpose of such elaborate preparation was the creation of a Southern base of the militant group Al-Badr which is an acknowledged receiver of official Pakistan support and follower of medieval methodologies to deal with their enemies. As the investigation continues, this arrest brings to light a possible change in Pakistan ’s tactics. Instead of sending terrorists over the border, the new approach is to infiltrate the country through legitimate means but disappear inside the nation by taking advantage of corruption.