New Delhi, Mar 1: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday registered a case after three alleged terrorists, whose nationality is reported to be Bangladeshi, were found in possession of Indian identification documents like Aadhaar and PAN cards. The Ministry of Home Affairs directed the NIA to lodge the case after which the agency registered the complaint under sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and Arms Act. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput Murdered Using Stun Gun? Subramanian Swamy Demands NIA Probe to Know Truth
An official statement said that the three terrorists were members of the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT). They are identified as Samsad Mia alias Tanvir, Rizaul Islam alias Riyaz, both residents of Bangladesh, and Monotosh Dey alias Mona Da, a resident of West Bengal. The alleged terrorists were arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police on November 21, 2017. Also Read - Unlock 3 Guidelines: Night Curfew Ends, Gyms to Open From Aug 5; Lockdown to Continue in Containment Zones | Top Developments
PTI reported that the accused illegally entered the country and procured Aadhaar card, Permanent Account Number, and voter identity, the official statement said. Subsequently, one more Bangladeshi national — Umar Farukh alias Md Aftab Khan — was arrested on November 28, 2017 in connection with the case. Also Read - Fake News Alert: MHA Has Not Formed COVID-19 Monitoring Committee
It is a serious case of security breach as using these documents, the terrorists could use government schemes and live in the country undetected. It must be noted that the ABT is a proscribed terrorist organisation in Bangladesh.
There is an intense debate going on in the country about the safety of Aadhaar. Recently, Aadhaar data breach made to the national headlines. The government is making Aadhaar mandatory for a host of services, including getting a mobile SIM card and opening a bank account.