Tania Parvin suspected handler of dreaded Islamic terror organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba arrested by STF from Bashirhat, West Bengal
Huge amounts of money was being transacted from the accounts of the LeT operative and handler Tania Parvin. Investigations are on for terror financing, inciting Muslims, sedition and fomenting religious hate.
The Kolkata police STF has arrested a college student
, Tania Parvin, from Bashirhat on Thursday on suspicion of being a handler for the dreaded Islamic terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The suspected handler Tania Parvin was arrested by the STF from her house in Baduria and was taken to the ACJM court in Basirhat the same day. The judge sent her to police custody for six days.
Tania Parvin is said to have been associated with the LeT for over two years and was under the watch of the security agencies. She is also accused of spreading communal hate in the garb of Islamic preaching and provoking Muslims through her speeches at several locations. She has been accused of terror funding, sedition, fomenting religious hatred and inciting Muslim youth to wage a war against the country.
It can be recalled that Bashirhat had witnessed anti-Hindu communal riots just before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Thousands of Hindus became homeless as they were forced to leave their homes by Muslim mobs who burnt Hindu homes and properties. It was also reported that Hindus were not even allowed to vote by Muslim TMC workers during the elections.
Case of Terror financing
Police sources say that the LeT terrorists in India communicated through a WhatsApp group on which information of tasks and recruitment were shared. Tania was a member of one such group used for incitement and recruitment. Tania had make calls to suspicious international numbers every month which were ascertained through her mobile call records. She used to earn huge money for her work which was not commensurate with her or her family's sources of income, say police. Hence the police believe that militant group LeT used to send her the huge amounts of money for her work. Tania has also visited Delhi, Kashmir and Mumbai several times.
The Home Ministry had been on the watch since the cowardly Pulwama terror attack which killed more than 40 of our brave Jawans. Terror handlers like Tania were under the watch of the Enforcement Directorate and were tracing billions of transactions from their bank account over the years. The Ministry of Home Affairs and various intelligence agencies in the country have been searching for sources of such transactions in India and abroad.
(News and Image source: banglahunt.com)