Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka orchestrating terror attacks in West Bengal: Report

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WION Delhi, India Oct 11, 2018, 01.49 PM (IST) Manish Shukla

Indian agencies have raised concern over Pakistan using its High Commission for anti-state subversive activities in Bangladesh and India. The latest input indicates that the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka is orchestrating terror attacks in Bangladesh and in West Bengal, India.

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), under the cover of diplomats' meeting, is secretly reaching out to terror groups in Bangladesh, asking them to plan terror attacks in Bangladesh and India, sources from intelligence agency told. 

"One Pak diplomat of Pak High Commission posted in Dhaka held a secret meeting recently with a Bangladeshi terror group and promised to arrange an arms training for a batch of nearly 100 newly recruited terrorists for suicidal attacks. Input suggests that some of them would be sent to West Bengal for terror attacks after completing training." an intelligence officer told Zee Media.

Recently, the Sheikh Hasina government refused to accept the new Pakistan envoy, alleging that Pakistan is using diplomacy as a cover for ISI activities. Bangladesh Government believes that the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka has emerged as a centre of anti-government activities as well as similar activities against India.

“This is of serious concern to India as well as for Bangladesh, We are aware of how Pakistan is using their diplomats to destabilized India. Most of the diplomats are ISI undercover agents. There are reports that the Pakistan High Commissions in Dhaka is also involved in distributing fake Indian currency notes," an officer working in the security agency stated.

Another Intelligence report sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs last month has revealed that the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) held a secret meeting to discuss carrying out attacks during the Bangladesh general elections. It is being reported that, during the meeting, the terror outfit discussed plans to buy weapons and suicidal vests with the help of other terrorist groups in Bangladesh.

During the meeting, it was decided to recruit 300 more new cadres before the general election in Bangladesh. The group is also trying to conduct a two-week training in Chittagong district with a plan to establish 50 new training centres in various districts of Bangladesh with the help of Lashker terrorists of Pakistani origin.

Bangladesh is slated to hold the country's 11th national election in the third week of December this year as the term of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling Awami League (AL) party comes to an end in January 2019.

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Recently, the Sheikh Hasina Government refused to accept the new Pakistan envoy, alleging that Pakistan is using diplomacy as a cover for ISI activities