New Delhi, Aug 10: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing a case relating to an ISIS module has learnt that the operatives were told to make a list of Government officials who could be targeted.
The details of this plot which are part of the chargesheet filed by the NIA suggest that Shafi Armar, the handler of the Indian outfit had told the recruits to prepare a kill list of government officials.
Armar explains to his cadres that targeting government officials would send a very strong message that the ISIS is opposed to Indian democracy. It is the government officials who implement the law and the policies of the government.
The ISIS believes only in the implementation of the Sharia law. Hence targeting government officials would send a very strong message to the Indian establishment, Armar felt.
In another transcript, Armar says that in the future, the ISIS recruits must also begin targeting Shias. There is a dire need to cause a sectarian clash in India and for this the Shias must be targeted, he said.
He reminds the cadres that they should not lose sight that the ISIS is keen in wiping out the Shias who they consider to be anti Islam.