Kushal Kumar Jha
Pakistan's ISI & LeT behind the radicalization of West Bengal college student: NIA
NIA has filed a charge sheet against a West Bengal college student Tania Parvin, who has allegedly been radicalized online by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). A terror outfit based out of Pakistan.
The accused was first arrested back on March 18 by the Bengal Police from her house at the Malayapur village, which is on the Bangladesh border.. Later, Her case transferred to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
NIA said the accused was tasked by Pakistan's ISI to befriend members of the Indian armed force through a fake Facebook account.
In a statement released by the NIA, the agency said that "Tania Parvin, a resident of North 24 Parganas, became a member of about 70 Jihadi groups online. These social media groups propagated terrorist ideology advocating a skewed version of Islamic jihad intending to radicalize and recruit impressionable Muslim youth. The accused was an active member of various Palestinian and Syrian social media groups online."
The agency said that the cadres of the LeT based in Lahore had introduced the accused to Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), who tasked her to make a fake Facebook profile online and befriend members of the Indian Armed Force to obtain sensitive strategic information.