New Delhi, Nov 12: It appears as though the underworld has come into the picture once again with a view of causing communal tension in India.
The 1993 Mumbai serial blasts for the first time saw the underworld and the terrorists coming together. A few days back there was an intelligence alert which stated that some groups will look to cause communal tension in the country.
There have been stray incidents over the past couple of months which have seen plots being hatched to increase the communal divide in India.
Signs of the underworld being roped in to create communal tension was evident in the probe conducted by the Gujarat police into the killing of two BJP leaders at Bharuch earlier this month. The ATS has found that it was a contract given by Javed Chikna, an accused in the 1993 serial blasts case.
It has been revealed that Chikna had paid two sharp shooters to kill five BJP leaders and a sum of Rs 50 lakh had been assured for the same.
Causing a communal divide:
The investigations that are being conducted into the murder of the two leaders makes it evident that the reason behind handing out this contract was only to cause a communal divide in Gujarat. The ATS says that the underworld is handing out money to sharp-shooters and even citing the Gujarat riots as an excuse to carry out these killings.
Intelligence Bureau warns of stray incidents:
This is yet another attempt that had been made to increase communal tension in the country. An incident in Yavatmal, Maharashtra also made an attempt to kick start a wave of communal incidents. In this incident, an alleged member of the SIMI at the behest of a religious preacher had stabbed a constable protesting the beef ban in the state.
The IB has warned that such incidents could occur in smaller towns of the country and if the police are not watchful there is a danger of the same spreading across the country. The IB also says that groups from Pakistan in association with the underworld will look to launch such attacks in order to increase the communal divide in the country.