Were HuJI operatives in Hyderabad involved in human trafficking?
Hyderabad, Aug 16: The questioning of Pakistani national Mohammad Nasir arrested in Hyderabad for his alleged links with the Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islami has revealed several details which includes the possibility of sleeper cells being set up in the city.
Nasir was arrested along with five others last week by the Hyderabad police and their activities in the city are being probed.
A special investigating team which took over the probe is looking into various aspects and even scrutinising documents seized from these persons.
Their links to one operative by the name Abdul Jabbar, a suspected HuJI operative is also under the scanner.
Human trafficking racket:
During the investigations, the sleuths have found that these persons were living in a house at Chanchalguda. They were in close contact with Jabbar who is said to have slipped into India from Bangladesh.
Jabbar, according to the police, had entered Malda in West Bengal and then paid a visit to Uttar Pradesh and the police are probing whether modules of the HuJI were being set up.
The police have learnt that the persons arrested were in close contact with operatives from Bangladesh and were involved in a massive human trafficking racket.
When these persons were arrested last week, police sources had informed OneIndia that they were part of a major racket which involved sending people abroad for work with fake documents.
We are probing various other angles in this case, an officer informed. It is an open ended investigation for now and we are also ascertaining whether these persons were setting up sleeper cells in the city, the officer further informed.
Their links to some operatives of the Indian Mujahideen who carried out the Dilsukhnagar blasts a few years back in Hyderabad is also under the scanner.
During the probe it was also revealed that Nasir and his accomplices had managed to grease the palms of several officials in Hyderabad and prepared fake documents.
Several officials will be questioned in connection with this case. It has been found that these persons were not just running a human trafficking racket but also providing documents and sending people abroad on work.
Investigations have found that Nasir and his accomplices had managed to help nearly 15 people get out of India.
The antecedents of these persons who had left the country with the help of documents created by Nasir is also being verified by the police.