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Islami Sangh Nepal under scanner for allegedly providing refuge to Indian terrorists

Islami Sangh Nepal under scanner for allegedly providing refuge to Indian terrorists

New Delhi: A Nepal based organisation, The Islami Sangh Nepal (ISN), has been scrutinised by Indian intelligence agencies for allegedly providing refuge to Indian terrorists. The Delhi police and intelligence agencies have got a clue about an ISN member, Nizam Khan, who has been allegedly providing support to the fugitive terrorists, following the arrest of Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists Abdul Subhan Qureshi (alias Tauqeer) and Arif Mohammad (alias Junaid) since January.

Intelligence agencies officials said, Khan allegedly worked as a facilitator and mentor for Tauqeer and Junaid, supporting them with fake Nepal citizenship, jobs and visas for travelling to the Gulf to arrange funds and manpower to regroup IM. According to The Economic Times report, the two are believed to slip into Nepal in somewhere 2008, after getting involved in blasts and other terrorist activities in major cities.

A senior officer of Delhi Police on anonymity said that Khan also owns a house in Kathmandu and carries out anti-India activities with the help of Attaullah, Hasan and Tahir Mehmood as key members. Tauqeer, who is a software engineer, taught English at a government school and also in Tehfizul-Quran madrasa. He also opened his own coaching centre in Gorkha city. He got a remuneration of Rs 10,000-12,000 per month in each of his assignments.

Whereas, Junaid used to teach English and Science at some institutions, including at Paradise Public Academy in Pachera. Before this, he had opened a restaurant.