NIA raids operatives of ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ in MP, Maharashtra and Gujarat
Marghoob Ahmad Danish alias Tahir, admin of a WhatsApp Group ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’, launched by a Pakistani national, was arrested in the case who had created ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ groups on different social media platforms, including WhatsApp, Telegram and BiP Messenger
Progressing its investigations in the ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out raids and searches at houses of eight suspects across three states.
The searches were conducted at four locations in Nagpur (Maharashtra), and one location each in Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh, and Valsad, Surat and Botad districts of Gujarat. Incriminating materials, including digital devices (mobile phones, memory cards) and documents have been seized.
As per the case details, in July 2022, a case was registered in Phulwarisharif against members of Ghazwa-e-Hind’ module, which was being operated and controlled from Pakistan.
Marghoob Ahmad Danish alias Tahir, admin of a WhatsApp Group ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’, launched by a Pakistani national, was arrested in the case. Marghoob had created ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ groups on different social media platforms, including WhatsApp, Telegram and BiP Messenger. He had also created a dedicated WhatsApp group for Bangladeshi nationals, with the title -‘BDGhazwa E HindBD’.
Marghoob had added many persons from India as well as from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Yemen, in these groups. The module aimed to radicalize impressionable Indian youth with the ultimate objective of conquest of India-‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’. The members of this group were being radicalized with the aim to convert them into ‘Sleeper Cells’ for carrying out terrorist activities.
The NIA had filed a chargesheet against Marghoob Ahmad Danish in January 2023 and had continued its investigations.