Story from 1999:
Frankenstein the CIA createdhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/1999/jan/17/yemen.islam
Hey look at Brzezinski training the Mujahideen personally:
Start at 6:20... http://www.prisonplanet.com/vice-president-joe-biden-promises-wearechange-an-upcoming-crisis.html
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Blood Hurricane: Terror Strikes the Heart and CIA Forgotten!
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India has conflicts with several of its neighbors: Pakistan, China, and Sri Lanka. The situation in Sri Lanka pits a Sinhalese-majority population, against the Tamil minority. Many of these conflicts stay at the level of intelligence and special operations, but periodically break into major conflict.
The Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is India's foreign intelligence organization, while the Intelligence Bureau (IB) is responsible for counterintelligence. The military has a separate Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) India prides itself as having a history of skilled intelligence going back to antiquity.
CIA activities in India need to be seen in the context that India and its neighbors involve a complex interplay among their intelligence services, as well as interested services from the US, UK, Russia, Israel and China.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_activities_in_India
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It is Blood Hurricane causing Mass Destruction across the Political borders worldwide. War Economy Corporate imperialism created a Galaxy system of Terror and fighting against it ironically! Racial War against Terror faces new challenges as it has to encounter the New face of white Terror!
Terror strikes the Heart in India. it is the Indian capital showcased as the virtual reality Show of Industrialisation and development escalating the consumer market. Only recently, I have wasted enough space to express my experiences in New Delhi during Bomb Blasts in Bangalore and Ahmadabad! The hype of security creates only unease for the common people while they are never protected. New Delhi`s Common Public remains always the softest target of terror as they live in the Heart of India. As VIPs and VVIPs remain safe, security agencies as well the government damn care for us, the scape goats any where in India. Metros are no exception!
New Delhi is the Epi Centre of Power politics in south Asia and any action may create Tremors across the divided Geopolitics bleeding! Twin tower blasts have changed the landscape as well as human scape on this planet,we know. Anti India, Anti Asia forces use the Terror Phenomenon to create tremors in Third world. The Terror strike may provoke Full Scale War and Civil War any time any where. And it will mean growth for the US Corporate War Economy.
In sixties, seventies and even eighties, we were accustomed to read and hear so many stories about CIA activities in third world and specially, south Asia countries.
Mrs Indira Gandhi was the person who always accused the Big power to destabilise India. Her high profile life was ended in a terror Strike unprecedented. Her Son Rajiv Gandhi was also killed in a suicide bomb attack. Santosh Sivan film, `The Terrorist’, exposes a little bit of Terror psyche. We have a genuine case study of operation Blue Star to study the Big Bang of Terror! I am afraid , we never cared to study!
We also read some stories of CIA agents in Indian Power Politics!
We know well how CIA plants its agents in key positions.
Since nineties as globalisation, privatisation and liberalisation took over soviet model of development as well as the concept of democracy and welfare state, we never chance to hear about CIA role in this subcontinent! CIA evaporated like a big dream. Politicians who were habitual to brand one another as the most despised CIA agent, never pronounce the sacred word. Never again!
Any novice would understand, how US interests are invested in this subcontinent! It is more strange that we never see nowadays any role for CIA in South Asia!
Instability, War and Civil War situations are directly responsible for direct US Military interference anywhere in this Unipolar Globe! We know all about Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Dar fur, Georgia, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan!
Have we to wait until India is targeted by US Military Power!
In India, general security conditions are all about VIP VVIP Security! All about Z and Z plus security!
Who bothers for the Common Men`s security!
Mumbai, UP, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ahmadabad and Delhi blasts killed the Common Men and spared the VIP Blood!
The Blood is spilling in blood hurricanes all over the world. We are the scapegoats to create Blind nationalism to open the flood gates of war, Civil War, Instability, succession and weapon industries!
We the Black Untouchables, the enslaved communities worldwide are being killed to protect the hegemony interests.
And who does not know, Terror is the best weapon nowadays.
Where from comes the funding?
Where from comes the technology?
Who washes the Brain?
Who creates the Terrorist mind set?
Who supports the Terror network?
Who trains the Terrorists?
Where they get the shelter?
Where the have a transparent transit route?
From the first day of my first Delhi visit, I disliked New Delhi as it has the smallest space for the common man. Coming down from the Hills, my college Nainital, I had to buy drinking water everywhere in New Delhi! In 1974. i had just appeared in class eleven exams! Thanks to my family links with Politicians like ND Tiwari, I had entry in the Prime ministers` Office as well as all over the VIP New Delhi. Tiwari and Pant occupying major portfolios in Indira Gandhi ministry, always ensured some room for us in their Bungalows! I knew South Block as well as South Avenue! Later I came to know other avenues of Power in New Delhi. for Example: the Media, Culture, Literature and Intelligentsia!
But I am habitual to visit all the crowdy markets and public places in New Delhi since my Childhood. My father Pulin Babu took me over to Jamuna bank colonies of Bangladeshi refugees right in 1974.
I was astonished to see so much land was wasted for cremation of our National Leaders all over New Delhi. Belonging to peasantry of India, i wonder how much land they would need beyond life. I was astonished to amp the Raiseena Hills. How much is needed for our First Citizen.
But our people, the Have Nots have nothing to own except displacement, unemployment, punishment, persecution and death!
I know the villages surviving among the sky raisers in New Delhi. I saw Noida growing on Farm Land. I had been in Meerut for six years. I studied the geography, economy, politics and history of Riots in India. I witnessed deindustrialisation and displacement right from the Himalayas to Ganga Sagar. I visited south India as well as North east India. i talked to some terrorist Ideologues from North East and south.
Physically Secession is unpragmatic, unpractical. Insurgency is nothing different popular mass movements in the mainstream India! The demand of secession creates an advantage to strike a deal! The best case study may be quoted as Gorkhaland. Any Fool would assume that the Gurkhas would like to join Greater Nepal. It is also quite a Nuisance to float the stories of Greater Bangladesh including West Bengal and entire North East. I am sure that either joining to Pakistan or Independent Kashmir , none of this happens to be any option for the Kashmir valley.
North East and entire Himalayan zone depend heavily on supply line linked to the main land. any disruption would mean death.
Kashmir valley would never get the subsidy in Pakistan as they get in India. Instable Pakistan may never afford Kashmir. It is a political as well as diplomatic ploy to generate more foreign fund! nothing else! it is a tough bargain against international community.
Demand related to liberation is rhetoric only which is related to nationality, ethnic identity. While the Military option like AFPSA and POTA has the only solution, ethnic cleansing! This is the softest proactive fertile ground for the genetically modified seeds of terrorism. Before nineties we knew CIA as the Prime harvester. But ruling hegemony seems to claim that CIA is dislodged and ISI is solely responsible for the mischief.
Even the hypocrite anti Imperialist anti fascist ant US Left never dares to accuse the CIA. Security agencies are just like the one eyed does just targeting the Muslims to solve a more complex phenomenon of Terrorism!
It is not religion.new faces of terror exposed prove that.
The terrorists are not that fundamental however funded they might be!
They are not that dogmatic however Ideologue they might sound!
They are well educated, polished technocrats of globalisation and this bloody Manusmriti Apartheid Post Modern Galaxy Order run by weapon Economy based Corporate Imperialism creates them!
Without looking into this, I am afraid, no lead would enable us to expose the forces behind the Terror!
A day after five meticulously planned serial blasts ripped apart Delhi on Saturday evening, killing at least 26 people and injuring over 100, a massive hunt is on to nab the culprits, including Abdul Subhan alias Tauqeer, the alleged mastermind of the terror attack. Security is tight across the national capital, especially around busy markets, cinema halls, hospitals and Delhi Metro stations. An alert has also been sounded across the country, including in the financial capital Mumbai and other metros. On the other hand,Mumbai Police were investigating the links and possible connection to Saturday's Delhi serial blasts of 15 suspects whose names were passed on by the Gujarat police, an official said in Mumbai Sunday.
The CPI(M) today denounced the terrorist network that perpetrated serial blasts in national capital claiming 26 lives.The party stressed on the need for effective intelligence and investigating systems to nab those behind such activities and not "draconian detention laws that have proved ineffective in the past".
Expressing sympathy to the families of the victims, the party's Politburo sought an explanation from the Centre as to "why the intelligence and the security set up have failed to identify and dismantle the terrorist groups that are operating".
It demanded that the Central government should convene Parliament Session immediately and table a report.
The party maintained that the serial blasts in Delhi, which was similar to those that occurred in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Jaipur, indicated that the capacity of the terrorist network to strike has not been curbed despite claims that some of the main culprits have been arrested after the Ahmedabad blasts.
"Given this latest outrage in the capital, it is imperative for the Central government to explain why the intelligence and security set up have failed to identify and dismantle the terrorist groups that are operating," it said.
The US has firmed up an "aggressive" three-phase plan to conduct cross-border raids into Pakistan from Afghanistan to strike at the elusive Osama bin Laden and other top al-Qaeda leaders believed to be hiding in the tribal region, a media report said today. Last week's "snatch and grab" raid by helicopter-borne US Special Operations forces in Pakistan was not an isolated incident but part of a three-phase plan, approved by President Bush, to strike at al-Qaeda's top leadership, the National Public Radio (NPR) reported. Pentagon and White House officials have declined to discuss the new plan. The intelligence community already had approval from Bush to carry out operations inside Pakistan, which included attacks by Predator drones, the report said.
The plan calls for a much more aggressive military campaign, it quoted a source familiar with presidential order, which allowed the US military to conduct the raids, as saying.The plan represents an 11th-hour effort to hammer al-Qaeda more aggressively as the Bush administration's term ends in January next, two officials were quoted as saying.
"Definitely, the gloves have come off," said a source who has been briefed on the plan. "This was only Phase 1 of three phases."
The latest US move has caused much concern in Islamabad with Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, in an unusually strong public statement recently, vowing to defend the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity "at all cost".
The NPR report also said that CIA personnel from around the world were being pulled into the Afghan-Pak border area, an intelligence-community "surge" to go after bin Laden and other al-Qaeda figures.
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress this week that he is drafting a new military strategy for both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Terror seems to have come a full circle in the national capital which was rocked three years back by serial blasts in busy Sarojni Nagar area of South Delhi.
In New Delhi,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday visited a hospital here and met some of those injured in the serial blasts.
The prime minister spent 10 minutes at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal accompanied him.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Dikshit also met the injured in the hospital on Saturday night. At least 21 people were killed in the five explosions.
In Washington:As it reaches out to the Indian American community leaders given their lobbying prowess, the Bush Administration is understood to have assured them that the recent Presidential submission on the 123 Agreement to the Congress had nothing (rpt) nothing that contravened what India and the US had agreed under the nuclear deal.
The administration is leaving no stone unturned as it races against time to have the US-India civilian nuclear agreement completed by the Congressional adjournment date of September 26 even if indications are there that the lawmakers may return for a Lame-Duck Session after the November 4 presidential elections.
It is learnt that the administration has stepped up efforts in getting the measure approved before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit here on September 25 during which he will meet President George W Bush at the White House.
The White House has opened yet another channel in its lobbying efforts -- the Indian American community leaders who played a vital role in the passage of the Hyde Act in 2006 in the 109th Congress.
It is learnt that the administration reached out to a small group of powerful members of the Indian American community through a conference call, the primary objective of which was apparently to explain the significance of the Presidential submission to Congress and has assured them that there is nothing that contravenes what India and the US have agreed upon by way of the 123 Agreement.
In New York: With the US pushing through a broad array of foreign weapons deals, a leading Democrat has slammed the Bush Administration's arms sale policy arguing that military supplies to Pakistan were doing more to stoke tension with India than combat terrorism, a media report said.As part of its policy, the administration seeks to re-arm Iraq and Afghanistan, contain North Korea and Iran and solidify ties with onetime Russian allies, 'The New York Times' reported today.
Howard L Berman of California, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, who sponsored a bill passed in May to overhaul the arms export process, was quoted as saying that American military sales, while often well-intended, were sometimes misguided.
He cited military sales to Pakistan, which he said he feared were doing more to stoke tension with India than combat terrorism in the region.
Recently, Berman along with Nita Lowey, Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programmes Representatives, moved to suspend the release of nearly USD 230 million in counter-terrorism funds by the Bush Administration for upgrades to Pakistan's ageing F-16 fighter-jet fleet.
They reportedly asked the Bush administration not to shift USD 226.5 million in anti-terrorism aid to the Pakistan military as they feared the plan would impede efforts to stop terrorism and that they needed more time to study it.
Berman was quoted as saying by the Times today that he supported many of the individual weapons sales, like helping Iraq build the capacity to defend itself, but he worried that the sales blitz could have some negative effects.
"This could turn into a spiralling arms race that in the end could decrease stability," he said.
In New Delhi: With Saturday evening's serial blasts in Delhi, the unsolved cases have gone up with police and security agencies groping in the dark about the main perpetrators behind these attacks. The serial blasts in the national capital on the eve of Diwali in 2005, that claimed over 60 lives, began a fresh chapter of unsolved cases with central security agencies.Claims by Delhi Police about some arrests in this case came under a cloud as Tariq Dar, arrested in connection with the case, accused the police of framing him. No headway was made. While there have been claims by police and agencies of busting one module or the other, terrorists seem to have demonstrated that they are very much active and can strike at will, says a senior security official.
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil chaired a high-level meeting to assess the security situation even as police worked on eyewitness accounts to prepare sketches of suspected terrorists who planted the bombs. While in the ongoing Delhi blasts investigation, Students Islamic Movement of India's (SIMI) involvement is also under scrutiny by intelligence agencies.A SIMI activist arrested in connection with Hubli terror camps had hinted at attacks on Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Delhi - an operation codenamed BAD.Meanwhile, the Lt Governer of Delhi has met police officers across the city and suggested the possibility of making crowded markets pedestrian zone.He also emphasized on the need to make alternate parking arrangements master plan on security to be completed in the next three months.Earlier, talking to NDTV Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that Delhi metro could have been the target of terrorists on Saturday.The Indian Mujahideen has claimed responsibility once again in an email sent just minutes after the first blast that shook the national capital on Saturday evening.The mail mentioned 9 bombs. There were 5 blasts and 4 live bombs defused, exactly matching the details.
Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday said it will review the security situation in India following Saturday's serial blasts in New Delhi and decide next week whether to proceed with the next month's four-match Test tour or not.
CA Public Affairs Manager Peter Young said the board will seek advice from the Australian Government and ask team security manager Reg Dickason to compile an urgent report on the security situation in India.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing condolences over the loss of lives in the serial bomb blasts here and conveyed his country's solidarity with India in meeting the challenge of terrorism.
Sarkozy who will meet Singh during the latter's visit to France later this month said he would like to use the opportunity to discuss "strengthening our action against this scourge".
The Bush administration is pushing through a wide range of foreign weapons deals in a bid to rearm Iraq and Afghanistan and contain North Korea and Iran, The New York Times reported.
The deals range from tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to missiles, remotely piloted aircraft and warships, the Times said in its Sunday editions. The weapons and other military equipment foreign sales have totaled more than $32 billion this year, compared with $12 billion in 2005.
While the focus has been on the Middle East, sales extend to northern Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and Canada, the Times said.
"This is not about being gunrunners," the Times quoted Bruce Lemkin, the Air Force deputy undersecretary who has coordinated many of the largest sales, as saying. "This is about building a more secure world."
In the past two years, Iraq has signed agreements worth more than $3 billion, and also said it planned to buy as much as $7 billion more in U.S. equipment, the Times said. Over the past three years, Washington, the world's top arms supplier, had agreed to buy more than $10 billion in military equipment and weapons on behalf of Afghanistan, according to Defense Department records, the newspaper said.
Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Almarah Belk said such deals served the interests of Iraq and the United States because they cut the risk of corruption and helped Iraq "in getting around bottlenecks in their acquisition processes."
Much of the rearmament in the Gulf has been driven by fears of Iran. The Times said the United Arab Emirates were considering U.S.-made missile defense systems worth as much as $16 billion, while Saudi Arabia had agreed this year to at least $6 billion in weapons purchases from Washington, the most since 1993, and Israel was increasing its orders.
U.S. allies in Asia have also been buying more U.S. equipment as North Korea conducts long-range missile tests. South Korea alone signed sales agreements this year worth $1.1 billion.
Rep. Howard Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that while he backed many of the weapons sales such as those that helped Iraq defend itself, he worried the spike "could turn into a spiraling arms race that in the end could decrease stability," the Times said.
The Times, citing Defense Department sales data through the end of August, reported that countries newly reliant on the United States as a primary major weapons source included Argentina, Brazil, India, Iraq, Morocco and Pakistan and former Soviet republics Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Together the countries signed $870 million worth of arms deals with the Bush administration from 2001 to 2004, but in the past four fiscal years the total had increased to $13.8 billion.
On the other hand, the Indian Mujahideen, which has claimed the responsibility for the serial terror blasts in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Jaipur, killing at least 130 people in a span of four months, has now threatened to carry out attacks in India's financial capital - Mumbai.
Accusing Mumbai Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad of harassing Muslims, the Indian Mujahideen, believed to be a front strike unit of the banned Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), said in its email that it was closely watching the ATS.
"You should know that your acts are not at all left unnoticed; rather we are closely keeping an eye on you and just waiting for the proper time to execute your bloodshed. We are aware of your recent night raids at Ansarnagar, Mograpada in Andheri and the harassment and trouble you created there for the Muslims," the group said in the email.
"You threatened to murder them and your mischief went to such an extent that you even dared to abuse and insult Maulana Mahmood-ul-Hasan Qasmi and even misbehaved with the Muslim women and children there.
"If this is the degree to which your arrogance has reached, and if you think that by these stunts you can scare us, then let the Indian Mujahideen warn all the people of Mumbai that whatever deadly attacks you will face in future, the only responsible elements for it will be the Mumbai ATS and their guardians: Vilasrao Deshmukh and R.R. Patil.
"You are already on our hit-list and this time very very seriously."
The terror outfit also threatened to target a senior Rajasthan police official. "Let us notify you, as we did to the Gujarat police that all the Mujahideen who shook Jaipur are absolutely safe and secure, and are heavily preparing for our next targets, one of which is A.K. Jain - the DIG (deputy inspector general) of Rajasthan.
Jain has been instrumental in arresting several SIMI members in Rajasthan in connection with the May 13 serial blasts in Jaipur. The mail bears two signatures at the end, GuruAlhindi and Al-Arbi.
People continued with their daily chores and public transport normally plied in the city, an eerie silence prevailed in the blast-hit Karol Bagh and Connaught Place areas a day after the terror attack. Investigations into the blasts meanwhile continued today with the Delhi Police’s Special Cell, which is leading the probe, continuing to pick up forensic evidence at the five blasts sites in Connaught Place, Karol Bagh and Greater Kailash I.Zeenews reports.Investigators believe the attackers had packed the bombs with ammonium nitrate besides shrapnels and ball bearings for maximum impact. But while the bombs killed people in Connaught Place and Karol Bagh, no one died in South Delhi's upmarket Greater Kailash-I M Block market.The blasts, however, failed to dampen the spirits of Delhiites, who continued with normal life today. Major markets, however, attracted fewer people. Traffic on the city's roads was sparse.City hospitals like RML, Jasaram, Lady Hardinge, Ganga Ram and LNJP, where the injured were admitted, saw a hectic activity overnight and in the morning as relatives of the victims came to visit them. Some people at RML and LNJP hospitals were seen worried as they were not able to trace their relatives since the blasts last night.
In BANGALORE: BJP leader L K Advani said on Sunday that the stringent anti-terror law POTA will be restored if the NDA comes to power, a day after serial blasts rocked Delhi.
"POTA will be restored and the terror control acts forwarded by the states would be given ratification if NDA comes to power," Advani told the his partymen here on Sunday.
He also lashed out at the UPA government for not approving the anti-terror law forwarded by the Gujarat government that is pending before the President for the last four years. POTA which was enacted by the NDA regime was scrapped by the UPA when it came to power in 2004.
Adressing a rally here on Saturday, the party's Prime Ministerial termed Manmohan Singh led UPA regime "to be the most worthless government in the history of free India". He said the "soft" approach of the central government in combating terror due to "fears of loss the minority vote bank" is responsible for the frequent terror strikes in the country.
In New Delhi:15-year-old girl Puja, who had suffered splinter injuries in the explosion at Gaffar market in Karol Bagh, died in a hospital raising the toll to 21, police said.
After the 90-minute meeting chaired by Patil, Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta told reporters here that "we have discussed various measures that may be needed not only in Delhi but other major cities".
Without going into details of what transpired during the discussions, Gupta said the Ministry is taking all steps to "fill up any kind of gap, strengthening the machinery, the system and processes".
In a word of caution, the Home Secretary said "neither your (media) or anybody should say or do anything which creates unnecessary apprehensions or whips up any kind of panic".
Meanwhile, frenzied relatives thronged several of the city hospital where the victims of last evening's serial blasts lay admitted.
An international seminar on terrorism beginning in Delhi on Monday will provide an opportunity to India to interact with over a dozen countries, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, on issues related to the menace as well as militancy.
The two-day deliberations, to be inaugurated by Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, will include presentations on terrorism in South Asia and its neighbourhood and on extremism and insurgency in South East Asia.
A panel discussion on the Indian experience in counter-terrorism policing will be held on the second day of the meet.
National Security Adviser (NSA) M K Narayanan will deliver the keynote address at the seminar organised by the Asia-Pacific chapter of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). India presently chairs the Asia Pacific World Regional Office of the IACP.
Apart from the IACP president Ronald C Ruecker, the meet will be attended by foreign delegates from 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region, an official release said.
IACP is the world's largest organisation of police officials with a membership of around 20,000 spread across over 90 countries.
In London.highligting the need for launching 'a new dialogue' to tackle terrorism, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said he would seek an international conference on the issue at the UN General Assembly later this month.
"Whatever medicine we've been using it hasn't ended the poison, it's made it worse," Zardari was quoted as saying by 'The Sunday Times' ahead of his visit here beginning on Sunday.
It was earlier supposed to be a private visit to take his Daughter Bakhtawar to Edinburgh University to begin her degree court. But now, he will hold meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
Zardari told the newspaper recently that he felt Pakistan was being blamed for NATO's failure in Afghanistan. "Okay, we're really bad and done everything wrong this side of the border, but has NATO been able to control the situation with all its soldiers or come up with a proper Afghan army as yet?" "I'm not pointing fingers, just saying we've all come short of expectations," he was quoted as saying.
At the UN General Assembly later this month in New York, Zardari said he would call for an international conference on the issue.
Zardari said "if the problem was two on a scale of one to ten, now it's nine. I'm proposing to the world that we players should all get together and start a new dialogue. There needs to be trust."
Meanwhile, claiming ‘vital’ leads in the serial blasts that left 24 dead, Delhi Police has detained six suspects amid clear indications of a similarity with the Ahmedabad blasts in July for which SIMI has been suspected. Sources in the investigation agencies said that two people have been picked from the walled city and two more from Okhla. The suspects, believed to have links with banned SIMI outfit, were being questioned by joint teams of central security agencies and police. While two more were also being quizzed, two others detained from Barakhamba Road have been released, they said.
Indian Mujahideen on Saturday claimed responsibility of the serial blasts that killed at least five people in the national capital.
In an e-mail sent to media houses, the outfit that had earlier also claimed the Jaipur and Ahmedabad blasts, said, ‘Indian Mujahideen strikes back once more.’
"Within 5 minutes from now. This time with the Message of Death, dreadfully terrorising you for your sins," the chilling note said.
"And thus our promise will be fulfilled. Inshallah," it read. The outfit also threw a challenge to the security agencies, saying "do whatever you want and stop us if you can," the mail which came from 'Arbi Hindi', with the e-mail ID of firstname.lastname@example.org
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Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said "we have got vital leads" but declined to give details saying "we will solve the case soon".
Initial probe pointed to a group belonging to Western Uttar Pradesh behind the five coordinated blasts at Gaffar Market in Karol Bagh, Connaught Place and Greater Kailash.
Police teams have been sent to neighbouring UP and Rajasthan. They said the role of Mumbai-resident Mohammed Subhan Quereshi, suspected SIMI activist, was being probed. Police believe that he could have hacked the WiFI system in Mumbai to send the terror e-mail to various media houses.
Strong similarities were found between the Delhi blasts and the serial explosions in Ahmedabad on July 26 that left 53 dead. Indian Mujahideen, a shadow amalgam of banned SIMI and Lashker-e-Taiba, claimed responsibility for the blasts through an e-mail sent to news organisations around the same time when the explosions occurred.
Sketches of suspected bombers were being drawn by the Delhi Police with the help of five eye-witnesses including a teenage balloon seller, who claimed to have seen them placing packets in the dustbins at Central Park in Connaught Place.
With the serial bomb blasts in Delhi coming on the eve of Ganpati visarjan, perhaps the financial capital’s biggest annual event, the challenge of providing security to Sunday’s immersions came under fresh focus today as Maharashtra Police sounded an alert minutes after the bombings in the national capital.
Expreesindia reports: Vigil was stepped up across Mumbai and traffic slowed down as vehicles were checked on arterial roads. Particular attention was being given to areas near the immersion sites. “We will be conducting many security checks tomorrow across the city and we request citizens to be patient and bear with us and co-operate when such checks take place,” Mumbai Police Commissioner Hassan Gafoor told Newsline.
Officials said that a total of 20,000 policemen and women would be guarding the streets of Mumbai on Sunday along with 1,600 traffic policemen besides units from the National Security Guard (NSG) and bomb detection and disposal teams.
Gafoor said that Mumbai Police has been regularly sensitising Ganpati mandal committees on security arrangements and a detailed security plan had been made for the city for the immersion day this year. “The field officers have been briefed on the screening and the checks to be conducted at various sensitive places. We will also have our anti-sabotage teams across the city and their priority also includes checking vehicles in which idols will be taken for immersion,” he said.
“The traffic wing has also been asked to ensure that vehicles are not parked at sensitive places or at crowded junctions. The other teams already on the streets and in sensitive areas are men from the state CID and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and Home Guards.”
Mumbai Police have erected five control rooms and 37 watch towers across the city to control traffic on Sunday. They have also installed 81 CCTV cameras along important visarjan routes, four of them on the Lalbaugcha Raja route alone. Main roads leading to the immersion sites of Girgaum Chowpatty, Dadar Chowpatty, Juhu Beach and Versova will remain closed for traffic.
Cars without Ganesh idols will not be allowed to enter beaches and firecrackers will not be allowed.
US Muslim group condemns Delhi blasts
14 Sep, 2008, 0707 hrs IST, PTI
WASHINGTON: An Indian-American Muslim advocacy group has strongly condemned the serial blasts in New Delhi in which nearly 20 people were killed and scores of others were injured.
The Indian Muslim Council of USA, in a statement said, "We denounce these bomb blasts in the strongest possible terms and express our condolences to the victims and their loved ones."
"Our sympathies are with the victims and their families," said IMC-USA President Rasheed Ahmed. The group has demanded a "through and transparent" investigation into the incident to ensure that its culprits are brought to the book.
Five synchronised blasts took place in New Delhi last evening. A terrorist group called Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the blasts.
India wakes up to cybercrime after terror strikes
14 Sep, 2008, 1803 hrs IST, AGENCIES
NEW DELHI: India needs to be more aware of cybercrime, experts said on Sunday, after extremists again apparently hacked in to an Internet connection to claim responsibility for a new round of deadly bomb attacks.
"Ninety-nine percent of people don't know how to secure their wireless connection, even big companies," Neeraj Kumar, New Delhi sales director of US web security firm BluePrint Data, said. The threat was highlighted after an email claiming explosions that killed 20 people in the Indian capital on Saturday was traced to an electronics firm in an eastern Mumbai suburb.
Mumbai police's anti-terrorism squad said the company's wireless network was unsecured and had been hacked - the third time in as many months they have had to deal with the problem in connection with extremists. One email sent before blasts in the western city of Ahmedabad in July originated from the hacked wireless connection of a US national working in Mumbai. He was later cleared of any involvement.
Another email threatening police was linked back to a college in the city. "Wireless has a range of about 40 metres. You don't know who is within 40 metres and what their motive is," said Kumar.
But too few people in the country knew how to secure access to their network by allowing only registered users and named computers to use it, or knew that software was available to foil unwarranted hackers, he added. Indian interior minister Shivraj Patil has described cybercrime as a major threat to national security. But the country lags behind others in legislation and prosecuting offenders.
As such, Kumar said the onus should be on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to make people aware of the dangers. "ISPs have to do more to alert their customers," he added.
The wife of Mumbai businessman K.M. Kamath, whose Internet Protocol (IP) address was accessed by the Indian Mujahideen to claim the latest attacks, said she had learnt the hard way. The leaders of the Indian Mujahideen are said to be a tech-savvy jihadi from Mumbai and a computer graphic designer from Vadodara, in Gujarat state, according to press reports here.
"Hacking has become a terror for common citizens like us," Sarika Kamath was quoted as saying on Sunday. "We are innocent and hard-working people.
"We did not feel the need to secure or password-protect our Internet connection. But now it has become a necessity for all citizens to secure their connections."
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