The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested a suspected terrorist affiliated with the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) from Saharanpur’s Gangoh area. Mohammed Nadeem (24) was assigned the task to eliminate Nupur Sharma, the national spokesperson of the BJP who was suspended for speaking the historical, hadith-verified truth about the prophet of Islam, Mohammed ibn Abdullah.
The JeM and Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) were in direct contact with the 25-year-old terrorist, the ATS said.
Nupur Sharma had recently received a usual reprieve from the Supreme Court that, after initially admonishing her for her remark, accepted her plea to club all the FIRs against her, lodged in different parts of the country. Before and even after that, she continues to receive threats of rape and murder from Islamists across the world.
Today, Additional Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said that the ATS arrested Mohammed Nadeem, following specific intelligence inputs. The ATS had received information that a man in Saharanpur, influenced by Jaish and TTP ideology, was preparing for a "fidayeen" attack.
Mohammed Nadeem confessed that he had been given the task to eliminate Nupur Sharma. Kumar said that the mobile phone of the accused was scanned in which a PDF document was found, titled Explosive Course Fidayeen Force. Mohammed Nadeem was ready to travel to Pakistan for arms training, his phone records and messages revealed, the police said.
"Chats and voice messages from the terrorists of JeM and other terrorist organizations of Pakistan and Afghanistan were found from the phone of Nadeem, from as long as 2018," Kumar said. The officer said that Mohammed Nadeem used social mediums like Telegram, Facebook Messenger and Clubhouse to keep in touch with other terrorists while he had more than 30 virtual numbers.
Kumar said that JeM terrorists had trained Nadeem for a fidayeen-style attack, which was given by Saifullah from Pakistan via the aforementioned social media platforms. "The training in Explosive Course Fidae Force was also made available through social media, which was read by Nadeem and he was in the process of collecting material related to attack government buildings and police premises," said Kumar.