New Delhi, Dec 25: In a shocking revelation by National Investigation Agency (NIA), ISIS suspect Mohammad Masiuddin alias Musa planned to carry out attacks on the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, Mother House in Kolkata as it is a soft target and has American, British and Russian visitors. Tweets by ANI mentioned quoting NIA that Musa’s plan was in retaliation to the bombing of Islamic State forces in conflict ridden Syria and Libya State.
A charge-sheet filed by the NIA, stated, “A-1 (Md Mussa) discusses about some plan and selects Mother Teresa House as the target for terrorist attack in Kolkata and appraises that foreigners (British, Russians, Americans) are easily found there and tells that during the attack, A-1 would accompany”.
The West Bengal criminal investigation department (CID) arrested Musa on July 4. Musa was arrested from the Burdwan railway station on charges of radicalizing youth to join IS (Islamic State). A sharp weapon and an air gun were seized from Musa after he was arrested by the Burdwan railway police. The investigation was further taken over by the NIA . The NIA then probed Musa’s links to Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and also the Dhaka attacks.
ISIS operative Musa was interrogated by a seven-member team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States in West Bengal. The team arrived at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) office in Kolkata on December 8.
The 25-year-old ISIS suspect Musa came under the NIA scanner after his e-mails and calls were traced to Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Syria. Sources also reveal that he is being linked with several ISIS operatives in Syria through social networking sites.