Is Kerala the new home to LeT's terror camps in India?


Thadiyantavide Nazeer-Shafaz
Kochi, Feb 10: God's Own country, Kerala is touted to be the new home of terrorist training camps in India. The fact was validated when the NIA special court chargesheeted LeT suspect Thadiyantavide Nazeer and 17 other people on Thursday. They were chargesheeted after it was found that they had carried out terror recruitment activities among Keralites in LeT camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The chargesheet was made on the basis of a report filed by NIA before the NIA Court Judge S Vijayakumar. They charged the accused of waging a war against India through organizing terror camps in the guise of Thareekath camps.

Among those who were served with the chargesheet include K V Abdul Jaleel, M H Faisal, P Mujeeb, Shafaz, Muhammed Ninar, Ibrahim Maulavi, Firoz, Badaruddin, Muhammed Nawaz, Abdul Jabbar, Sabir P Bukhari, P K Anaz, Shaneej, Abdul Hamid, Sainuddin, Umarul Farooq and Sarfaraz Nawaz.

The court added that among those who hatched the conspiracy include Thadiyantavide Nazeer, Shafaz, Ibrahim Maulavi, Sabir, Mujeeb, Sainuddin, Umarul Farooq and Sarfaraz Nawaz.

The report found that the camps were organized in places in Kerala since 2006 like Neerchaal, Puthupara, Kanhangad Mosque, Karutha Makkath, Chettipaddi, Kalamassery Falcon industrial building, Kanniyapuram Abdul Rasaq Valliyaullahi Makham, Kaloor Juma Masjid shopping complex and Hyderabad Jamianuriya Dargah.

While Nawaz took the building on rent in Kannur for the purpose of organising the camp, the classes for the same was conducted by Ibrahim Maulavi and Thadiyantavide Nazeer. The last such camp was organized at Neerchaal on Aug 14, 2008 that saw the recruitment of 5 Kerala youths. All except one, who were recruited, died at the hands of the Indian army in an encounter in Kashmir.

Two other wanted in the case, Sabir and a Pakistani citizen Wali is yet to be nabbed. The trial on the case is expected to begin on Feb 27 and will see 42 witnesses and investigative officials being examined.

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