Home Minister lists out achievements
The Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde has listed out achievements in a recent press conference and this includes how the security forces neutralised 10 militants in Jammu and Kashmir on August 30-31, 2013. He also mentioned how the National Investigation Agency (NIA) apprehended two top terrorists of Indian Mujahideen (IM) viz. Md. Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal (self-styled operational commander of IM) and Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi on August 28/29, 2013. They were planning to meet in East Champaran area in Bihar to plan and execute some terrorist acts.
Earlier, on August 16, 2013, Abdul Karim alias Tunda, a well known Lashkar-e-Toiba explosive expert, wanted for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial train blast, Delhi bomb blast of 1997-98 and serial bombings in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, etc., was arrested by the Delhi Police from Banwasa-Mehendranagar border with Nepal.
The Minister also mentioned the arrest of Willy Naruenartwanicha, popularly known as Willy, by Thailand Police on the extradition request sent by Government of India on August 30, 2013, in Bangkok. He was involved in a criminal conspiracy for procuring arms and ammunition in huge quantity from a foreign country to wage war against India. Earlier in the same case, one accused, named as Anthony Shimray was arrested in India by NIA and the trial of the case is going on before NIA Special Court, New Delhi. This is a significant breakthrough as far as investigation of terror crime is concerned, as for the first time extradition request sent to Thailand against a Thai National was executed by the Thai Government.