Jihadists in India plotted poisoning food and water sources at public gatherings

Christine Douglass-Williams

Police questioning in India of “nine persons picked up over the last three days by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad has indicated that the terror suspects may have been planning to poison food and water sources at public gatherings, investigators claimed.”

There are no limits to the methods of murder and cruelty of jihadists. Along similar lines just recently:

The Islamic State called on Muslims to poison the food that British royal Kate Middleton buys at supermarkets.

The Islamic State told Muslims to poison food in Western supermarkets.

Two jihadis were arrested for mass poisoning plots, one of the Lebanese army’s water supply.

And Kerala police in India uncovered an Islamic State plot to poison the drinking water of Hindu pilgrims.

“Maharashtra Police bust plot to poison food, water,” The Hindu, January 24, 2019:

Questioning of the nine persons picked up over the last three days by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad has indicated that the terror suspects may have been planning to poison food and water sources at public gatherings, investigators claimed.

The ATS nabbed four suspects from Aurangabad and five from Mumbra, for allegedly planning terrorist activities in the State and elsewhere.

Eight of the accused were placed under arrest in the early hours of Wednesday.

A local court in Aurangabad later in the day remanded eight suspects to police custody till February 5, while one minor suspect was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board.

The arrested accused have been identified as Mohseen Khan, Salman Khan, Taki Khan, Fahad Shah, Zamen Kutepadi, Mohammad Mazhar Shaikh, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zahid Shaikh and a 17-year-old.

Chemicals seized:

Mohseen, Salman and Taki are brothers, whose main task was to recruit and radicalise young men. They created a social media group called Ummat-e-Mohammdiya (followers/disciples of Prophet Muhammed) for the purpose.

The ATS seized several bottles of chemicals, including hydrogen peroxide, from the suspects. It said it wanted to question the accused if they were out to execute a chemical attack on the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj or Republic Day events.

“We had been monitoring their cyber activities for several weeks and moved in three days ago when their activities indicated that they were actually taking a step further. We have recovered several bottles of various chemicals from them which, if combined, would be harmful when ingested. The quantity seized from them indicates that their plan was at the experimental stage when they were picked up,” an officer said.

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