(Juhi Aishwary, Journalist)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced a reward of Rs 3 lakh for the informer for the arrest of absconding accused Abdul Mathin in the Al-Hind IS Bangalore module case. An official said 26-year-old Mathin is a resident of Shimoga in Karnataka. The case relates to the formation of an IS-inspired terrorist group by Mehboob Pasha, Khaja Moideen, and his associates. These people were also involved in the murder of a Hindu leader in Tamil Nadu. 

12 accused have been arrested  

In 2019, Pasha held a series of meetings at his residence in Bangalore to plot terrorist incidents and to recruit for IS in Afghanistan and Syria. So far 12 accused have been arrested in this case. These include Pasha, Imran, Muhammad Hanif Khan, Muhammad Mansoor, Ali Khan, Salim Khan, Hussain Sharif, Ejaz Pasha, Jabiullah, Syed Azmatullah, Syed Faisal Rahman, Muhammad Zaid, and Sadiq Basha. Mathin was a friend of Salim and Zaid, and it was through these that he contacted the Pasha of the Al-Hind Trust.

Indian Mujahideen broke into two in 2013 

Significantly, the terrorist organization Indian Mujahideen broke into two parts in the year 2013 after the arrest of its Indian head Yasin Bhatkal. After that, the new organization was formed Al-Hind IS, but it is reported that the main reason for the Indian Mujahideen breaking up into two parts was the angry attitude of Iqbal among the bosses Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal. Iqbal openly threatened the operatives who refused to carry out a suicide attack.

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