UNSTARRED QUESTION N0.252
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 14th MARCH,2012/PHALGUNA 24, 1933 (SAKA)
Threat Posed by Indian Mujahideen
252. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
a) whether Government’s attention has been drawn to recent media reports about significant presence of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) across some States of the country, with various recruitment drives having been undertaken by them; and
b) if so, the steps being taken
(a): As per the intelligence inputs, Indian Mujahideen cadres have come to notice for being recruited from across the country particularly U.P., Bihar, Karnataka, Delhi and Maharashtra. There are, however, no inputs to suggest large scale presence of these cadres and recruitment drives undertaken by them so far. Recently an Indian Mujahideen module has been busted and 10 persons arrested since November 2011 from Delhi, Bihar, U.P. and Tamil Nadu.
(b): There exists a very close and effective coordination amongst intelligence agencies at the centre and State level. Intelligence inputs about possible designs and threats are shared with the State governments concerned on a regular basis. The Multi Agency Centre (MAC) has been strengthened and reorganized to enable it to function on 24x7 basis for real time collation and sharing of Intelligence with other intelligence agencies and security Intelligence Inputs are also shared with the concerned States through the established mechanism, which ensures close coordination and sharing of intelligence and seamless flow of information between the State and the Central security and law enforcement agency. This has resulted in busting of terrorist modules and a number of possible terrorism attacks have been averted.