According to reports, West Bengal's police on Friday, Oct 19 had informed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that there was a clear and growing link between the CPI (Maoist) and ISI. Maoists said to be India's greatest internal security threat have their presence in as many as nine states in the country.
It is none other than West Bengal Director General of Police (DGP) Naparajit Mukerjee who had told the MHA that the link between the Maoist and the ISI was clear in four districts bordering Bangladesh, including Murshidabad.
Mukerjee made this revelation to the MHA in a meeting to review the progress made by states to deal with the threat of Maoist insurgency, said a NDTV report.
It is not the first time that links between Maoist and ISI have come into surface. Central security agencies have earlier warned about the growing links between the CPI (Maoist) and militant Islamic outfits like the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
Pakistan's ISI is accused of being the master mind of the 26/11 Mumbai strikes and also believed to have strong links with terrorist organisations like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
Now, the question is whether India security forces are prepared enough to thwart the growing proximity between ISI and Maoist?