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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Avinash R » 14 Aug 2008 16:26

UP Police arrest ISI agent in Lucknow

Lucknow, Aug 14 : Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested an agent of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and recovered sensitive documents related to an India's ordnance factory and other defence establishments.

Brij Lal, additional director general of police (law and order), said that they had proof that the arrested person belonged to Pakistan.

"The Anti Terrorist Squad of Uttar Pradesh has arrested one ISI agent of Pakistan from Rupaideeha in Bahraich district. We have come to know that his name is Mohamad Masrur alias Manzoor Ansari who is son of Noor Muhammad. He is native of 154/4, Garden west, Adul Jabbar compound, near Nazeer Hotel, Karachi," Lal said.

Lal also told that the police have recovered sensitive documents including secret documents pertaining to the Indian army, photographs of Kanpur ordnance factory, cartographic details of Lucknow cantonment and other areas.

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Postby Avinash R » 14 Aug 2008 16:36

positive step by the up police in increasing awareness in the community about terrorism.
UP Police want students to help in fight against terror
To prevent terrorists succeed in their nefarious designs in the holy city Varanasi, the Uttar Pradesh police have thought it prudent to spread general awareness to equip people to safeguard their lives.

Varanasi has 4,000 policemen for the security of 3.2 million people. It remains a challenging daily exercise for the local police force to provide security to everyone from terror-mongers.

Police opine that fight against terrorism can be won by general awareness and vigilance that can help the administration curb terrorism.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby kshirin » 16 Aug 2008 12:33

This news on NDTV:
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/vi ... .aspx?id=0

Ahmedabad blasts case

Ahmedabad Police says it has cracked serial blasts case: Sources
Ahmedabad crime branch arrests 8 people in connection with blasts: Sources
Arrested men SIMI activist from Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat
Suspects held meetings in Vadodara, Ahmedabad before blasts: Sources

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Postby kshirin » 16 Aug 2008 12:43

Times TV:
http://www.timesnow.tv/Newsdtls.aspx?NewsID=13711


Ahmedabad serial blasts case cracked?
8/16/2008 11:49:59 AM

Aftermath caused after sixteen serial blasts rocked the city of Ahmedabad in July 2008
Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Saturday (August 16) claimed that they have cracked the Ahmedabad serial blasts case. Sources said that eight people have been arrested in connection with the same. SIMI activist Abdul Wasir, who is allegedly the mastermind behind the serial blasts, was arrested in Azamgharh in Uttar Pradesh today. Seven other SIMI activists were also arrested from different parts of the country, reportedly Kerela, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Sources added that these activists had meetings in Vadodara, Mumbai and Ahmedabad before the blasts. It also added that meetings in Ahmedabad was held at activist Yunus's residence.
The explosives, which was used in the serial blasts, were procured outside the state and were reportedly assembled at Ahmedabad. Earlier, the investigators tracked the IP address of the terror e-mail to Navi Mumbai, an e-mail sent across to television channels prior to the blasts. Following which, the agencies have been active making various arrests and releasing sketches of different suspects, involved with the terror strike.

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Postby Avinash R » 16 Aug 2008 13:35

Lashkar-e-Taiba commander surrenders

Doda, Aug 16 (ANI): A local commander of the banned Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) surrendered before Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District on Friday.

Abdul Rashid handed over a gun and an ammunition box with a belt and ten rounds.

"His name is Abdul Rashid, code named Abu Abdullah. He has surrendered with his Pika gun and ammunition. We wish that as he has returned home, other militants should also follow suit and get benefited by government's surrender policy," said Raghubir Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police.

"I appeal to other colleagues that if they want to lead peaceful lives, they should come and surrender like me. I have surrendered to the security forces and am sitting here fearlessly with them and having food," Rashid said.

LeT is currently based near Lahore in Pakistan and operates several militant training camps in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

LeT members are reported to have carried out major attacks against India. Some breakaway Lashkar members have also been accused of carrying out attacks in Pakistan, particularly in Karachi.

The organization is banned as a terrorist organization by India, Pakistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and Australia.

According to some intelligence agencies, the LeT renamed itself the Jamaat al-Dawat in January 2002 to escape a Pakistan Government ban order.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby ramana » 16 Aug 2008 21:23

What is a Pika gun? I see it in ref to the terrorists in J&K.

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Postby Avinash R » 16 Aug 2008 21:27

ramana wrote:What is a Pika gun? I see it in ref to the terrorists in J&K.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_pika_gun

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby shyamd » 18 Aug 2008 02:46

SIMI just kept growing in Gujarat
17 Aug 2008, 0823 hrs IST,TNN
Ahmedabad: Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)'s activity in Gujarat has been very sketchy over the last decade. After it was banned in September 2001, it operated under fake banners and even collected funds using forged receipts. The only visible SIMI Ansar camp which involved some members from Gujarat was organized in Mount Abu in 1999 in a hotel incidentally called 'Gujarat Bhavan' .

This three-day camp saw leaders like Safdar Nagori, maulana Attaur Rehman, Jameel Siddiqui,, Adil Khot and Khalil Abdhi where the idea was to organise student conventions in small centres in Gujarat.

A US-born Indian from Paguthan village in Bharuch district of south Gujarat, Suhel played a key role in financing SIMIs Gujarat activity. A string of e-mail messages offer vital information on the financial support being provided by two US-based organisations: the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Chicago-based Consultative Committee of Indian Muslims (CCIM).

The biggest swoop on SIMI was in 2001 when 123 SIMI members converged under the banner of non-existent All India Minority Education Board, Delhi attended by Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Gujarat were present. One Abdulhai Abdulsattar Silavat, an assistant professor in Jodhpur University, had planned the meet.

The earthquake of January 2001 saw the SIMI surface in Kutch with its national leader Shahid Badr Falahi addressing a huge meeting in April.

Before the Godhra carnage and the subsequent riots of 2002, SIMI's agenda was to take the Babri movement ahead. Interestingly , the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the Godhra carnage caught former SIMI 'ansar' Hasseb Raza from Patna who revealed about meetings held in Ahmedabad, Patna, Delhi and Mumbai under the aegis of Tehreek Tahaffuz Sha'aire Islam (TTSI). Raza was let off later.

The recent interrogation of two SIMI leaders Ameel Parvez and Safdar Nagori in Mumbai had provided several leads to Gujarat police on SIMI's networking and organizing capabilities in the past two years. This helped identify new SIMI cadres. This also hinted at a link between SIMI and the HuJI's new India wing. The interrogations reveal how Ahmedabad and Vadodara and certain areas of south Gujarat are becoming major recruiting hub of young cadres.

Between September 2007 and February 2008 the Nagori faction of SIMI grew. Parvez also revealed how after mid-November there was a minor rift in the top SIMI cadre, between Nagori and Imran Ansari groups. This had led to a meeting of Sajid Mansuri from Gujarat and key leaders like Nagori, Kammruddin, Sibli from Kerala, Subhan Faizal at a farmhouse of Haji Saheb in Choral in Indore.

In April 2008 was a major meeting in Ahmedabad where nine from Gujarat attended to discuss collection of funds from eight states, Gujarat was to collect Rs 3 lakh.



Nagori ran terror camps in MP
17 Aug 2008, 0806 hrs IST, Suchandana Gupta,TNN
Bhopal: By all reckoning, that Madhya Pradesh has been linked to Ahmedabad shouldn't come as a surprise to cops who've tracked SIMI terror on Indian soil. Five batches of SIMI radicals received combat physical training in Madhya Pradesh in 2006-07 , police say.

On April 3, a week after SIMI national president Safdar Nagori was arrested from Indore , he took the police to an isolated farmhouse deep inside the forests and surrounded by mountains. It was a one-storied pink coloured house near Gawali village, on the banks of Choral river, 35 km from Indore. At first, police found nothing unusual except for some literature on SIMI, Al Qaida and posters of Osama Bin Laden. Then they found a video cassette showing suicide bombers.

"At first we found little evidence that a terror training camp had been conducted there. But we returned with sniffer dogs and metal detectors . The dogs found the spot,'' recalled a superintendent of police who led the operation. "The dogs sniffed this place just outside the farmhouse which was dug-out . We found 122 super-explosive gelatine sticks, 100 detonators and switch-boards packed in plastic bags and buried under the ground.'' On further scrutiny of the surrounding forest area and mountains, police detected a firing range and bits of exploded petrol bombs.

Authorities are still in the dark about the identity of terrorists trained in this camp. But police claim at least a hundred SIMI activists received rigorous physical combat training here. They were made to swim up and down the Choral river, climb mountains and run through the dense forest area. Each session was personally co-ordinated by Safdar Nagori and an approximate 20 jihadis were turned.

The owners of the farmhouse , an industrialist dealing in leather products and his son, were also arrested.

Intelligence officers believe Nagori is one of the most dangerous of Islamic radicals and is connected to the international terror organisations. He is known to have been in constant touch with the Lashkare-Taiba and other Pakistanbacked terror groups. He is the supremo of SIMI operations in India and all state units of the outfit report to him. Safdar's brother Kamruddin Nagori, also a SIMI leader, was for some time involved in the organization's unit in Uttar Pradesh. The second most powerful man in the organisation is identified as Shivli, an activist from Kerala.

Safdar Nagori is a native of Mahidpur, a small town in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh. Wanted for practically every major bomb blast in the country since 2001 but never caught until Indore police nabbed Nagori during a raid on the intervening midnight of March 27-28 this year from a house in Pithampur industrial area along with 12 other top SIMI leaders.


Serial blasts: Intelligence agencies

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Intelligence agencies have claimed that with the arrest of Mufti Abu Bashar they have cracked the serial blasts cases in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Jaipur, but they are maintaining a silence on the role of HuJI (Harkat-ul-Jehadi-Islami) and LeT (Lakshar-e-Toiba) in the blasts.
So far, security agencies had been blaming HuJI and LeT for the serial blasts, but after the Gujarat police today declared that Simi was behind them, intelligence agencies have refused to comment on the possible link between HuJI and LeT with Simi.
“Gujarat police has just cracked the case. There are still investigations to be conducted. The arrested suspects have not yet been properly interrogated. A clear picture would emerge only after thorough interrogation and corroboration of facts and evidence,” said an Intelligence official.
This is the first time the police have accused Simi of being active terror operators in the country under the guise of Indian Mujahideen. Earlier it was believed that Simi was only giving logistical support to terror groups from the Kashmir valley and Bangladesh .
“We knew Simi was active in building terror infrastructure, brain washing young minds, setting up sleeper cells and providing logistical support to terrorists on the instructions of masters abroad. This is the first time that the direct role of Simi has come to our notice ~ mainly in planning and executing the serial blasts, and providing training to terrorists,” the official said.
Intelligence reports have suggested that HuJI, which is mainly a Bangladesh based terror outfit, was thriving on the sleeper cells and logistical support provided by the Simi in urban areas. But the telephone records of two Simi leaders, Safdar Nagori and Kamruddin Nagori, which helped Gujarat Police crack the case in such a short time, revealed the new face of Simi.
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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby putnanja » 18 Aug 2008 08:42

Kerala goes soft on Simi, country pays

Kerala goes soft on Simi, country pays
18 Aug, 2008, 0000 hrs IST,Bharti Jain, ET Bureau

NEW DELHI: The kerala link to the Ahmedabad blasts confirms that Gujarat has only paid for the failure, or worse, reluctance of the LDF government to act against fundamentalist elements thriving in the state.

At least two training camps were reported from the forests of Kerala, cocking a snook at the ban enforced against Simi under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2004. The first camp for physical and mental conditioning of Simi cadres was held in 2006 in Binanipuram near Aluva in Ernakulam district, followed by another training workshop in December 2007 at Vagamon in Idukki district. After each of these camps, police cases were filed.

Following the Binanipuram training camp, the Kerala police even managed to round up 18 Simi activists on August 15, 2006. Of these, five were named in the FIR. They were Ansar Moulavi, Shaduli, Nizamuddin, Abdul Rafeeq and Shamas. The others were let off after questioning.

The investigations never went beyond these five arrests. Sometime later, even these five were released on bail after the police failed to bring charges against them for indulging in terrorist activity. Two of the released, Shaduli and Ansar Moulavi, also attended the second Simi camp at Vagamon, Idukki, in December and January 2007. The two would later be arrested by the Rajasthan police for their alleged role in the May 13 serial blasts in Jaipur.

Going by the statement of Kerala home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, the state government was under “pressure” to set the Simi men free. “Terrorists are operating in Kerala. But their main activities are outside the state. When we took police action against some of them, there was a hue and cry from human rights activists saying that minorities were being targeted,” he told reporters in Alappuzha on Sunday.


The LDF government’s passive attitude and its failure to bring charges against the organisers of the Binanipuram camp emboldened Simi to hold another training session for around 40 cadres from UP, MP, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Jharkhand in December-January 2007. Activists were given commando training covering aspects like jungle warfare including the medicinal herbs and plants that must be consumed for survival, rock climbing and scaling and sliding using a rope.

The trainees were also taught how to avoid giving away too much information during police interrogation.

Shockingly enough, even the 2007 Simi training camp was reported to the Kerala police. A case was registered at the Mundakkayam police station on June 19, 2008, but no investigation was undertaken. Yet another reason why the Simi activists, following the intensive training, could easily re-assemble in states like Gujarat and Rajasthan and put their training to practice. And their lessons in how to dodge the police seemed to have worked when even the arrests of the Simi top leadership from Indore and Ujjain failed to yield intelligence on plans to target Gujarat and Jaipur.

According to Kerala forest minister Benoy Viswom, though his department had information on meetings of suspicious extremist elements in the jungles, the Centre had not passed on any information pinpointing the Simi sessions to the forest department.


The reluctance of the various governments in Kerala to act against fundamentalist elements in the state is not a new phenomenon. It be recalled that the Kerala assembly had in 2006 passed a unanimous resolution demanding the release of Coimbatore blasts accused and PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani on “humanitarian and medical” grounds.

The leader, incarcerated in a Tamil Nadu jail since 1998, is said to have been ailing at the time. Not only this, CPM T K Hamza even called on the PDP leader in jail in March 2006, after which Madani announced his support for the LDF in the 2006 assembly elections.

The PDP chief was named as accused number 14 in the 1998 Coimbatore blasts chargesheet and charged with arranging the explosives and being part of the criminal conspiracy behind the blasts that killed 58 people. Madani was acquitted by the sessions court in 2007.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby svinayak » 18 Aug 2008 10:39

http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/aug/16ahd.htm

Ahmedabad blasts case solved, claim cops

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in press conf, DGP Guj Police and Deputy CP Ashish Bhatia gave a whole bunch of details. Havent seen a report with all details - here is what i remember..

- around 10 people including abu bashir have been arrested
- around 50 cases have been lodged in ahmedabad and surat.
- people from guj, mp, karnataka, kerala involved
- camp organized near ernakulam (?) - some temple and then later at pavagadh/halol - around 50 people trained - given basic commando training
- arrest of nagori set the operation back by few months
- bombs were assembled in ahmedabad - some house near vatva was used.
- there was a split in SIMI around 2005 between moderates and extremists
- DGP praised central intelligence, police from maharashtra/MP/Rajasthan/UP - said its a win for Indian Police
- when asked who is getting 50 lakhs he said I am and didnt answer question
- arrest in Bharuch was key
- high level team from Guj is going to bring Bashir to ahmedabad, in a small 8 seater plane.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby RajeshA » 18 Aug 2008 14:55

B. Raman's profiles the SIMI Terrorists accused of Ahmedabad Bomb Blasts.

The SIMI Network behind Ahmedabad Blasts---A Collation by B. Raman

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Postby Sumeet » 19 Aug 2008 09:05

Check around 3:41 this british muslim of Indian origin admits that how in mid 90s they would talk about that india was a muslim land and how the new caliph will take it back.

By the way he is member of Hizbul Tahrir.


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Postby shyamd » 19 Aug 2008 14:43

Daily Whines reports...
India to videotape train passengers travelling to and from Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India is acquiring sophisticated equipment to videotape railway passengers travelling between Pakistan and India at the Atari and Munnabao railway stations, said an Indian Home Ministry source on Sunday. Media reports quoted the source as saying that an integrated surveillance system would be established for this purpose. The Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) will record the arrival and departure of passengers at the two stations. According to details, Closed Circuit Television equipped with state-of-the-art camera with zoom lens and video converters, video management system software and high resolution panel for round the clock control room monitoring will be part of the equipment that the Home Ministry will acquire.
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Postby Avinash R » 19 Aug 2008 15:10

Sumeet wrote:Check around 3:41 this british muslim of Indian origin admits that how in mid 90s they would talk about that india was a muslim land and how the new caliph will take it back.

By the way he is member of Hizbul Tahrir.


pause the video at 2:05, it shows 'mosque terrace' in english and below that what appears to be translation of that in bengali script. (anyone can confirm this? rahul?)
so does this Hizbul Tahrir have high concentration of bangladeshis?

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby shyamd » 19 Aug 2008 16:38

Ken Haywood’s exit facilitated by US Embassy: Reports
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Ahmedabad, Aug 19: A day after US national Ken Haywood fled India, even after a lookout notice against him; reports now suggest that his exit was facilitated by the US Embassy in Delhi. Meanwhile, US Embassy have denied any such involvement in Haywood's exit.

Sources claimed on Tuesday that US Embassy officials had closed a door meeting with Intelligence officials following which Haywood’s exit became a reality. However, there are also reports that Haywood has assured that he would be ready to join the investigations at a later stage of the probe if required.

He left by Jet Airways flight JW-230 to New York via Brussels on Sunday. Haywood was not stopped from boarding the flight to US as he had appropriate documents. The glaring question remained that why his passport was not seized after his name figured in the investigations.

The Mumbai ATS, which was investigating his any possible role in the blasts threat mail that was sent from an email account IP address traced to Haywood's wi-fi computer connection, at his residence in Navi Mumbai, are also under the scanner as to how could he simple slip away when the investigations into the Ahmedabad blast are far from over.

Moreover, ATS is also under scanner as Haywood had planned his trip well in advance yet the premiere investigating agency was unaware of his moves. Haywood had reportedly left Mumbai for Delhi soon after the press conference of Ahmedabad Police - who claimed to have cracked the case.

When asked to comment on Haywood fleeing the country, the red-faced ATS only said that their efforts at contacting Haywood were not fruitful for the last 2-3 days. There is a meeting in Mumbai where top police officers are mulling over the incident.

Haywood underwent a lie-detector and brain-mapping test along with eight others from Navi Mumbai, including some residents of Sanpada’s Gunina building, on August 14.

Haywood had said his computer could have been hacked and volunteered for the advanced tests when informed about it, the ATS added.

He had earlier alleged that an ATS officer had asked for bribe to let him go scot free in the case.

However, the ATS is awaiting the examination report of the Internet router and the final reports on both (the computers and router) is expected to be ready in the next few days. In the email sent to media organisations minutes before the synchronised terror attacks in Ahmedabad, an outfit calling itself the Indian Mujahideen had warned: "The Indian Mujahideen strike again! Do whatever you can, within five minutes from now, feel the terror of death!"

Haywood works as a general manager with the Navi Mumbai operations of a US-based company, Campbell White, which also has a branch in Bangalore. He has been posted to India for a four-year period of which Haywood, a specialist in executive soft skills, has completed a year. He has also been pastor at a church in Arizona, US.

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American with Gujarat blasts link flees India
American national Kenneth Haywood, from whose Internet Protocol (IP) address the terror-outfit Indian Mujahideen had purportedly sent an e-mail to media organisations minutes before the Ahmedabad serial blasts, has fled the country


He was a 'clandestine' missionary organizer. his company was a fake for christian missionaries. This catch would have unraveled many things...


So I searched for David’s web presence, figuring that a man with such experience would be all over the net. It turned out that he wasn’t really, but that a David Curwen Walker had posted a couple of items on a site called Churchfinder. At that site, Curwen Walker described himself as a “pastor” of the Door Christian Church in Kammanahalli dispensing “good, solid preaching of the Word of God.” Nice of him to balance driving, legal services and serving the Lord.

Anyhow, thinking that googling staff members had been a relative success so far, I picked another member with a distinctive name, Scott Grabowska. Astonishingly, a Scott Grabowska was listed as hosting a “special revival service” at the Door Church in Englewood Colorado, nightly services at the Potter’s House Christian Fellowship Church in Virginia Beach, VA and a service in Shreveport, Louisiana as well. This, while serving Campbell White, perhaps, as “International Protocol Trainer.”


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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Tanaji » 19 Aug 2008 19:42

There was no warrant out against Heywood. He was not a suspect. How is his exit "fleeing"?

Not putting in a case for Haywood, but the link you provided is a rather stretch of imagination that somehow tries to portray Haywood as a bible thumper. No such linkage has been proved yet.

Given your predilection to find missionary conspiracies in everything under orders from the watchful gaze of John D. Rockefeller himself (he never died), ever thought of using Occam's razor? What is more likely: this being a jehadi conspiracy or some haphazard US missionary operation?

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Postby svinayak » 19 Aug 2008 19:44

Tanaji wrote:
Given your predilection

It is not my article. It is from another forum and a link here.
Are you intimidating me
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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby ramana » 19 Aug 2008 19:53

It could be a missionary operation that was used by the jihadi hackers. His getting out before he is exonerated is quite troubling. The point is Haywood could be doing something not yet unearthed and decided to get out before it was found out.

And the Intel folks not keeping the ATS in the loop shows the fraud of intel coordination that is India. If the suspects were in a INC led state there would have been no progress. Eg. Maharastra and Andhra Pradesh. which are still clueless about what happened. They are good at harassing innocent peolpe including Muslims. Is there any Muslim protests for this round of arrests when the evidence was clear? Contrast that to the murmurs and protests after the Hyd blasts when Muslim youth were picked up for petty crimes and harrassed.

With this state of affairs State Polices will not cooridnate with Center as the Center works with foreigners against state interests.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Singha » 19 Aug 2008 20:00

Arundhati wrong in advocating freedom for Kashmir: Cong
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New Delhi, Aug 19: Congress has reacted sharply over author and activist Arundhati Roy’s statement that the people of Kashmir have made themselves abundantly clear that they want complete freedom and the government should pay heed to their demands.

Congress spokesperson told media that Roy has given a very irresponsible statement and the law of the land would deal with it. The party further reacted by saying that India is committed to the cause of Jammu and Kashmir but there is no need for negotiation on this issue.

Roy who had advocated freedom of Kashmir in a rally on Monday had said, “ The reaction of the people in Kashmir is actually a referendum. People don't need anyone to represent them; they are representing themselves. India needs freedom from Kashmir as much as Kashmir needs freedom from India.”

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Postby fanne » 19 Aug 2008 23:07

Well well, How come Arun dhut teri ke can make statement that India needs freedom from Kashmir, what is her claim on repersenting India? Has she won a ward election even!! - inside voice apply amplified by western pay masters, I got it. Thaks but no thanks, I want my kashmir!!
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Gujarat Police

A’bad blasts: AIMMM doubts Gujarat police claims
Submitted by Tarique on Tue, 08/19/2008 - 12:25. Indian Muslim
By TwoCircles.net news desk,

New Delhi: The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan said today that the Muslim community is not impressed at all by the dramatic announcements of the Gujarat police about the culprits of the recent Ahmedabad bombings.

The Muslim community, he said here in a statement released on August 19, has lost faith in the security agencies, especially the Gujarat police, probing terrorist attacks. These “lazy, inept and communal forces” go for ready-made results while probing such crucial matters.

The head of AIMMM, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, observed that the powers that be are using Gujarat police to kidnap Muslim youths from other states and bring them to Gujarat where tried and tested torture techniques are employed in order to make any detainee "confess" and sign on the dotted line.

Dr Khan demanded a CBI enquiry into both the Ahmedabad serial blasts and Surat bomb planting. He also demanded that senior Muslim community leaders and human rights activists should be allowed to meet and speak to the accused.

Dr Khan reiterated AIMMM's demand that the central government should form a high powered neutral panel of retired judges, human rights activists, top lawyers and journalists to oversee the investigations into all terrorist acts. Such a neutral panel is needed to restore the Muslim community's faith in the investigations by security and intelligence agencies which, due to their consistently one-sided probes after each such criminal act, have totally forfeited the confidence of the Muslim community.

Dr Khan also reiterated AIMMM's demand that offices of foreign intelligence agencies like Mossad and FBI should be closed down forthwith as their continued presence on Indian soil is not in the interests of the peace and security of the country.

The flight of the former American soldier Kenneth Haywood, from whose computer and flat in Navi Mumbai the so-called "Indian Mujahideen" email was sent, shows not only the role of foreign agencies in what is happening in India but also that elements in our own security agencies are hand-in-glove with foreign agencies, says the statement.


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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby vsudhir » 19 Aug 2008 23:15

Arundirty has done bharat mata a huge favor by opening her trap ever wider.

The so called activists/celebrities' opinions are getting so loony that the more reasonable and sensible amongst the intelligentsia are now forced to clamp shut. Breaking this pseudo-intellectual coalition of terror-apologists and anti-Indic pinkos remains paramount and hopefully, the strains will lead to the first cracks anytime now.

The hope is as Arundirty's potty mouth continues its tirade, the entire pseudo-intellectual class that shares these sentimentsor otherwise provides cover for them will be discredited. The genuine thinkers among the intelligentsia will dissociate from this agenda-driven drivel.

That's the hope.

But the powers that fund, sponsor and facilitate media access to the Arundirty types seem to have deep pockets and will continue to buy new recruits for their cause, IMHO.

I simply wish a chandan Mitra or a Swapan Dasgupta had half as much media coverage as these jerks routinely manage to usurp. Some more media space to the nationalist perspective, plz!

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Postby KLNMurthy » 19 Aug 2008 23:30

fanne wrote:Well well, How come Arun dhut teri ke can make statement that India needs freedom from Kashmir, what is her claim on repersenting India? Has she won a ward election even!! Oh wait a minute, her authority comes from the same place as it comes for Constable Singh and the queen bee - inside voice apply amplified by western pay masters, I got it. Thaks but no thanks, I want my kashmir!!
Thanks,
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By Ms. Roy's brilliant standards, her statement about 'freedom' for Kashmir is also 'actually a referendum' since people don't need any legitimately elected representatives etc.

Oh, and by the way, our reactions here on BRF are also 'actually a referendum.'

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Postby Sumeet » 19 Aug 2008 23:44

KV Rao taking your statement beyond BRF, on the flip side what if few millions from amongst patriotic Indians march out on streets of delhi, mumbai, bengaluru, chennai, kolkata etc.. demanding Arundhati's exit out of india say suppose to pukistan. Will Roy feel obligated since its a mass demand ?

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Postby fanne » 19 Aug 2008 23:48

Or God forbid if they make any 'other' demand. Will she agree to it?

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Postby Sumeet » 19 Aug 2008 23:56

patriot fanne which other demand you have in mind ?

anyways i have searched most newspapers and interactive media. Except for TOI I couldn't find this anywhere else.

ToI never fails to amuse me.

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Postby Philip » 20 Aug 2008 15:49

Haywood's fleeing immediately after the cracking of the Gujarat blasts and capture of the perpetrators is most suspicious.His escape resembles that of our ex-R&AW traitor,who also escaped with alleged US help.It also indicates that we may have in our intelligence services moles/informants working for foreign agencies tipping off agents within the country.However,the fact the Haywood was working for a bogus "missionary" outfit is doubly alarming.The role of US so-called missionaries/evangelical groups in India is very controversial,for they are playing a dual role in agressive conversions as well as being part of the CIA destabilisation plan for India.Tehelka a few years ago revealed the fact that over 100 US so-called "Christian" evngelical groups/organisations were in fact bogus and part of Bush's CIA network.

The question that now looms large in the mind is what connection exits between the CIA and the SIMI sponsored terrorists?Is SIMI actually a CIA operation? Does the Islamist terrror in India have a CIA-ISI background.Given the cosy relationship that the ISI and the CIA have had for decades and the termemndous importance and preferential treatment that Pak receives in comparison with India,it stands to reason that a sinister destabilisation operation is on to weaken India,especially at a time when we have the weakest ever puppet PM and his govt. in power.The chaos in our intel. outfits compunds the problem.Yesterday,an R&AW female operative even tried to commit suicide at the PM's residence!

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Postby sum » 20 Aug 2008 16:09

However,the fact the Haywood was working for a bogus "missionary" outfit is doubly alarming.

:eek:
Wasnt he a techie?

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Singha » 20 Aug 2008 16:13

he was a manager in KPO firm. being a techie does not matter...some of the most virulent
EJs have Phds in nuclear physics too.

but leaving that aside, I suspect he did have some culinary agency link and was some
kind of go-between for culinary agency and SIMI.

US always keeps "lines of communications open" to anyone who can trouble India.

using EJ cover, they would channels open to naxals also.

its has not been explained (even if he had a unsecured wireless AP) why and how
anyone could come inside a gated flat, climb to the roof, connect to his AP and
send an email. they could as well send it from a cafe and decamp. why bother?

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Postby shyamd » 20 Aug 2008 17:02

The article I posted on Heywood, said that the US embassy facilitated his repatriation, after he left the country, embassy officials (i.e CIA laison or whoever) had a closed room discussions with Indian intel officials. We need to find out what they told us.

To me, If a look out notice was issued in his name, his name would have instantly come up on the Advance Search list in the immigration officers screen. This is of course if the details entered onto the database were correct. Another alternative was if officials knew that he was leaving the country, they would have issued an immediate notice, which would continously be going accross the screen of immigration officials sitting at their desks.

They may have paid off the officials at the airport(not a new tactic, its done world over). It is clear that this guy was up to something, if the US embassy facilitated his depature and had a meeting with officials after the departure. If his residence was in Mumbai, why would he leave with his family through Delhi airport, when you have an international airport at Mumbai? Was he brought for questioning to Delhi?

Pastor questioned in India bombing
Kenneth Haywood, formerly the pastor of the Potter's House Christian Fellowship at 2675 Northern Ave., was the subject of an ATS investigation following a series of blasts July 26 in the Indian city of Ahmedabad that left 45 dead and more than 160 injured.

The article said 10 computers were seized from the building where Haywood's family lives, though only three of the computers were from Haywood's residence. The following day, the paper reported that officials seized four more computers from neighboring Mumbai.


However, another article published last Wednesday by another Mumbai-based newspaper, The Indian Express, said that ATS officials found the story of Haywood's employer "of a slightly dubious nature." The article identifies the company's managing director, Daniel Rubianes, as the pastor of the Door Christian Centre, which is part of the Pentacostal Christian Fellowship Ministries, otherwise known as The Potter's House. The article further lists Haywood as a functionary of the Potter's House in Mumbai and identifies several other employees of the company, among them Scott Grabowska, David Curwen-Walker and Johnathan Heimberg, as having links to the church.

The Miner contacted Haywood via e-mail late Friday afternoon. He did not dispute his church involvement in Mumbai, though he did maintain that his role in the congregation was separate from his job, as it had been when he worked at First American Title in Kingman.

"The first year here was fantastic, my business grew by leaps and bounds, and I got involved in helping a small struggling congregation that had been that way for some time get off the ground as well," Haywood said.

He said the whole situation surrounding the Ahmedabad bombings had been very stressful for his wife and two daughters, and he was hoping to repair customer relationships that had been damaged over the course of the investigation.

"The reality here is, from day one, the investigators here have told me, my attorney, my company, and the American State Department that I am a victim of someone tapping into my wireless router," Haywood said.

He added that dealing with the Indian media was akin to dealing with 27 branches of the National Enquirer all at once.

"Honestly, this has been the craziest thing I have ever been through," Haywood said. "I have been reported to be everything from a CIA spy to a commando.

"I had one inspector ask me if I was a Navy SEAL," he continued. "I said, 'You have got to be kidding, have you ever seen a SEAL? No, I am just a middle-aged guy trying to raise my family and do my job.'"

Following the ATS investigation of Haywood, Campbell White proceeded to remove much of the contact information, and even the last names, of its staff from its corporate Web site, campbellwhite.net.

A statement posted by the company said this was to protect employees from "malicious intents from anyone, including overambitious media."

Another statement released by Campbell White said that local police had "eliminated (Haywood) as a suspect" in the July 26 bombings, and now believed that "his Internet connection was compromised."

"Officials have determined that Mr. Haywood's computer and/or e-mail address were compromised by a third party and illegally misused," the statement continued. "Contrary to erroneous press reports, neither Mr. Haywood, family members, landlord, or anyone connected with Campbell White have been detained by the police or charged with any crime whatsoever."



Ken left as he was afraid of narco test, says friend

Terror mails sent through proxy servers
Ahmedabad: Investigators are slowly creeping into the mind of the terror e-mailer who warned about the serial bombings minutes before the bombs began going off for 90 minutes on July 26.

Apparently, the e-mailer , believed to be Taufique Bilal alias Abdul Subhan Qureshi, created four e-mail ids minutes before the bombs planted by his colleagues went off. These mails were sent to media organizations in the name of Indian Mujahideen. Interestingly, all the mails were sent from proxy servers out of which the investigators identified one - abdultaiyeb .com - used to send a mail from Waghodia Dental Institute in Vadodara.

"The id alarbi_gujarat@yahoo .com was created in Mumbai 12 minutes before the mail was sent at 6.40 pm on July 26. Two other ids were created on July 27," said a crime branch official.

Investigators came to know during interrogation of the 10 accused that Abdul Subhan Qureshi, who is emerging as one of the principal suspects in the serial blasts, had an excellent knowledge of computers.

Three terror mails were traced to Navi Mumbai, Riyadh and Waghodia, all of them sent from proxy servers. Officials believe that even Riyadh was a mask to hide the Indian footprint. "We are in process of getting more information from service providers," said a crime branch official.

One proxy server that was identified, abdultaiyeb .com, when accessed, shows something that looks like a barcode which actually hides various URLs like domain checker, fake mailer, URL shortner, YouTube video downloader. "Right now, only the blog is working ," said a technical expert assisting the crime branch.

"One of the accused has told us that Subhan was present in Mumbai when the mail was sent. He had created four different ids to send the e-mails ," said the official. alarbi_gujarat was the id used to send the first mail that got Ken Haywood, a US national, in trouble.

Haywood's router connection was cut off and hacked by masterminds for sending the mail through an insecure internet connection . Three were detained by Mumbai ATS in the case. Officials are now hot on Subhan's trail.

When the officials came to know about Waghodia episode, they were shocked to see the website, http://www.abdultaiyeb.com. It was a popular website among Muslim students. The website's blog claims that the blog is run by a student of university of Alberta, Canada.



Immigration officials’ botch-up allowed Haywood to get away
NEW DELHI: It was a goof up by the immigration authorities at Indira Gandhi International Airport here that led US national Kenneth Haywood, from whose Internet Protocol (IP) address a threatening email was sent prior to the Ahmedabad serial blasts, to fly out of the country. Sources in the security establishment have confirmed that the government, obviously red-faced at Mr Haywood’s departure despite the lookout notice against him, has already initiated action against the erring immigration officials.

Mr Haywood, an MNC executive, had left the country for the US on the intervening night of August 17-18. He was accompanied by his wife and two children.

For a good part of Tuesday, an embarrassed MHA chose to remain mum. However, by evening, all that an MHA spokesperson was willing to concede that “we are enquiring into the matter.”

But the lapse on part of the immigration check, manned by officers of the Intelligence Bureau, is staring the home ministry in the face. According to sources, preliminary findings by the Bureau of Immigration have fixed responsibility on 2-3 officers on duty at the immigration counters on Sunday.

It be recalled that a goof up was also committed by the immigration authorities in May this year when Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney, who was instrumental in the release of Indian prisoner Kashmir Singh from a Pakistani jail and has also fought for clemency for death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, was deported on his arrival here. He was put on a flight to Dubai, allegedly due to a look out notice against him. But the MHA later conceded its error and tendered an apology.

Mr Haywood, a Navi Mumbai resident who was being questioned by the Mumbai anti-terrorist squad following the tracing of the Indian Mujahideen e-mail to his internet connection, has undergone lie detector and brain mapping test. Nothing adverse was however found against him.

His sudden departure, which involved a Mumbai-Delhi domestic flight to Delhi followed by the international flight to US via Brussels, raises speculation about his likely links with a western intelligence agency. According to agency reports, these links may have come to the fore after which he felt threatened and left the country.

Haywood is an employee of Campbell White and a four-year contract requires him to be based in Mumbai. The building where he was residing had WiFi with Haywood being one of the users. He had claimed that his connection, which was not password protected, was used by the terror group to send the email.

Gujarat Police is already on the look out for a techie Simi operative, who was working with Wipro company, as they claim that he could have possibly hacked Haywood’s internet connection.


IGI officer removed after Haywood’s escape: Report
Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi, Aug 20: A senior officer posted at the Indira Gandhi International airport has been removed off the desk after the preliminary inquiry suggested that US national Haywood was allowed to flee due to carelessness by immigration officials.

The preliminary inquiry conducted by the Bureau of Immigration (BOI) has also confirmed that there was a major security lapse, which allowed Kenneth Haywood to flee from India clearly defying a Lookout Notice against him at international airports across the country.

The US national was also warned by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) not to leave the country without permission.

Kenneth Haywood’s smooth exit from the country has raised serious a question mark over the functioning of concerned departments, which apparently failed to avert his exit from India.

Haywood is under scanner intelligence scanner in view of a mail that was sent from his email five minutes before serial blasts ripped through Ahmedabad on July 26, killing almost 60 people.

Meanwhile, the Home Ministry has ordered a deeper probe to determine the loopholes and intelligence failure in the entire episode.


Army alerted over reports of terrorists in HP
Jammu, august 19 (PTI): Alerted by intelligence reports over a possible spillover of terrorist activities into Himachal Pradesh, Army has mounted a strict vigil along Chamba district and certain areas along Jammu and Kashmir-Himachal Pradesh border. Defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonel SD Goswami said, “There are intelligence reports that terrorists are planning to enter Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.” He said that intelligence intercepts indicated that terrorists were under pressure due to counter insurgency operations by the army in districts of Himachal neighbouring J&K. Goswami said that Army has stepped up vigilance along the roads and interiors of Chamba district alongwith other security forces deployed in the area and is also taking measures to pre-empt possible terrorist movement in Himachal territory. Chamba borders J&K’s Doda and Kathua districts, which have been operational hubs and also safe havens of foreign mercenaries. Militants had sneaked into Himachal’s territory including Chamba district in 1998, 1999 and 2003 and engineered three attacks.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby ramana » 20 Aug 2008 20:12

He might be the PO box for the anti-nationalists. Recall that Rabinder Singh was using email addresses with access from mutliple users. As traffic is monitored when the mail is sent he was uploading his tuff and saving as draft. The other side would log in and download the draft. So no traffic to monitor.
So e-mail was used for intel ops.
Also recall Gen Paddy's book talks of Islamist terrorists being facilitated in India by the West.

In all likelyhood the guy was running a PO Box and was afraid something more will come out.

Philip do you recall that American priest who was the Naga liason and very much a undesirable in the late 60s. The papers were agog in those days about this priest who was abusing his religious garb.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby ramana » 20 Aug 2008 20:44

Re: the single agency to fight terror and recent endorsements by famous people, I think that IB should be charterised and given the single agency status. The reason is any new agency will end up using IB assets and that will lead to more inefficiencies due to heirarchial issues.

Create the AT wing/division of the IB and charter it for all India level ops. Also counter intelligence has to be coordinated to tackle terrorism as there are overlapping areas for this. Most terrorists in India have external support. And IB is already chatered for counter-intelligence work. And IB is the premier police in the country. Maybe instead of seconding and deputing IPS folks there should be direct recruitment from probationer level itself as such work needs dedicated folsk who wont be transferred.

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Postby Tamang » 21 Aug 2008 00:38

No spy, Haywood had a 'missionary connection'

New Delhi: The American whose e-mail was allegedly hacked into by terrorists to send an e-mail just five minutes before the deadly Ahmedabad blasts was apparently innocent.

Intelligence sources confirm that he was cleared of any wrongdoing during the investigation and permission to let him go came from the highest levels of security.

CNN-IBN has also learnt that Ken Haywood had a missionary connection and “human error” is now being cited to avoid futher controversy

“He was scared of the narco-test and was insistent that he shouldn’t be made to go through it,” says Haywood's friend and lawyer, Vishal Moreshwar.

Yet, questions are still being raised as to how he was allowed to leave despite a lookout notice against him. Investigations in Mumbai has shown that Hayood was doing much more in India than was required of his job in a US company in India, Campbell White.

Haywood worked actively for a Christian cult called Christian Fellowship Ministries. It's being suspected that his company was also a front for missionary funding

Sources in Delhi say that Haywood was in a hurry to get out of India because he did not want to face any questions about his missionary activities during an impending narco-analysis test.


Haywood spoke exclusively to CNN-IBN and cleared air about reports that he is a spy.

"I have never been affiliated with any intelligence agency of any nation in any capacity," he said.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Tamang » 21 Aug 2008 00:42

Another...

Kenneth Haywood flees, but mystery stays

August 20, 2008 20:43 IST
Last Updated: August 20, 2008 20:46 IST

Business Process Outsourcing, Information Technology, Executive Training, Multi-National Corporations - all buzzwords associated with the influx of expatriates living and working in Mumbai, Delhi [Images], Bangalore and elsewhere in booming India.

So, in late July, when the masterminds behind the Ahmedabad serial blasts sent threatening e-mails from the wi-fi laptop network of American expatriate Kenneth Haywood, a Navi Mumbai-based 'executive at a multinational corporation', many didn't give his background a second glance, assuming him to be one of the firangs we've heard so much about.

Till his sudden flight back to the US over the weekend, even as security agencies scramble to figure out how he beat the airport alert and fled the country, Haywood was dismissed as an innocent if unfortunate bystander, just another victim caught up in India's seemingly growing web of terror. Till his unusual departure Haywood co-operated with the authorities and gave a full round of interviews in the immediate wake of the incident, further dampening suspicion.

After all, his story -- that he was in India as part of a two-year contract with a multinational firm and that he has "20 years of experience in hands-on corporate training and held senior positions with Fortune 500 companies" -- was easily believable.

About his wi-fi connection's hacking, he said his wife had previously seen someone climbing about the roof of their building, that the technician who set up his web connection had recommended he not change his default password and that he had already complained about excessively high browsing bills. On its face, this also makes sense: The man's network had been hacked.

But Haywood's unorthodox departure has put the spotlight on his employer, Campbell White, which presents itself as a trainer in soft skills with offices across India.

Its website details its expertise in imparting soft skills, and has undergone major changes since L'affaire Haywood, and there's an explanation for why its staffers have been reduced to mere first names, and directing all queries to one email id: info@campbellwhite.net

Interestingly, Haywood doesn't feature on its list of employees. The Indian Express reported on August 14 that the company's Mumbai office 'is located in two small adjoining rented rooms on the ground floor of Sanpada railway station complex', and that 'the two rooms also serve as prayer rooms on Sundays and Thursdays for Potter's House. A notice on the wall says community service has been cancelled until further notice and is signed by Haywood.'

Potter's House is part of the Christian Fellowship Ministries based in Arizona (Haywood's home state, incidentally), and appears under a number of different monikers: the Door Christian Centre, La Puerta, Potter's House, and Victory Chapel.

US media accounts of the group, which date back to the early 1980s, paint the group as a far-right Christian cult, determined to evangelise the entire world. It's been the subject of scathing critiques, including some by former members.

One former member, Steve Schoner, was so affected by his experiences that he created 'Life After Potter House' a website for those attempting to leave the group.

Haywood reportedly was personally ordained as a minister by Wayman Mitchell, founder of CFM. Though he resented himself as a corporate executive in India, people in his hometown say otherwise. In e-mail correspondence with some from Arizona, rediff.com has learned that Kenneth Haywood was/is a pastor at the Flagstaff Christian Fellowship.

When asked why he left Arizona, rediff.com was told that he had "become a missionary".

So what is the link between Campbell White and Potter House? Was Haywood the only common element between the two?

In the past, Mitchell has pointed to India as a country where CFM could make significant inroads.

And Haywood is seemingly not the only Campbell White employee with links to CFM. The Internet is full of postings and message boards about many of its past employees having similar links.

Today, the additional commissioner of police in the Anti-Terrorism Squad, Parambir Singh, told rediff.com that the ATS was not focused on Haywood's possible association with Potter's House Church, and is more concerned with determining the origin of the terror e-mail.

ATS chief Hemant Karkare was more blunt when he told the Indian Express: 'We have conducted inquiries into Haywood's background and his company.

These are of a slightly dubious nature, and even the company he works for and its office are a bit suspect.

'However, this does not directly link him with the case in any way. Having a suspicious background, or even working for a bogus company, is not enough to book anyone for involvement in terror activities. We cannot arrest anyone simply for his religious beliefs or profile.'

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Bharati » 21 Aug 2008 01:11

Tamang wrote: We cannot arrest anyone simply for his religious beliefs or profile.'
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Because Unkil and the queen do not permit it?
It remains to be seen if this 'terror link' and the missionary connection is a mere coincidence or more than that.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby sanjaykumar » 21 Aug 2008 01:17

Haywood worked actively for a Christian cult called Christian Fellowship Ministries. It's being suspected that his company was also a front for missionary funding

:shock:

Hehehe this Chakarabati Bong-sahib had better watch it or he'll be out of a job in secular India.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Singha » 21 Aug 2008 13:10

IE:

The curious case of Ken Haywood



Posted online: Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 0052 hrs



As the American undergoes lie detector test, the Anti-Terror Squad is trying to figure out the man behind his personae



Sagnik Chowdhury, Smita Nair & Johnson T A



Mumbai/ Bangalore , August 13: Ken Haywood, the American national from whose Internet Protocol (IP) address the terror e-mail was sent prior to the Ahmedabad serial blasts, underwent lie detector tests on Wednesday, a senior police official said in Mumbai. Maharashtra’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS), which is probing the case, traced the e-mail to Haywood’s flat in Navi Mumbai and found that his background and job were “of a slightly dubious nature”. But the information available so far is not good enough to charge him or suggest his involvement in the case.



“We have conducted inquiries on Haywood’s background and his company. These are of a slightly dubious nature, and even the company he works for and its office are a bit suspect,” ATS chief Hemant Karkare told The Indian Express. “However, this does not directly link him with the case in any way. After all, having a suspicious background, or even working for a bogus company is not enough to book anyone for involvement in terror activities,” he added.

G S Hegde, Haywood’s lawyer, said: “The ATS has not said anything about Haywood’s personal life, or his involvement in any criminal activities. We maintain he is innocent.”



The police in Mumbai and Bangalore have said there is primary evidence to show that Haywood’s wi-fi account was hacked into and compromised, resulting in the terror e-mail on July 26 — five minutes before the blasts. Questions remain as to who did it and how they picked on Haywood’s computer network.



Haywood is supposed to be a corporate training manager and general manager with a company called Campbell White, which describes itself on its website as a “premier executive soft skills trainer”.



On the corporate side, Daniel Rubianes is the managing director of the company with its main office at the first floor of the M S Plaza in east Bangalore. Rubianes, like many other employees of Campbell White, wears a second hat. On Thursdays and Sundays, he is pastor Dan Rubianes, the head of the Door Christian Centre — a church with origins in Arizona in the US but relatively new to India. Door Christian Centre is a part of the Pentecostal Christian Fellowship Ministries, also known as the Potter’s House. Haywood is a functionary of the Potter’s House in Mumbai.



The Indian Express found that the Mumbai office of the MNC is located in two small adjoining rented rooms on the ground floor of Sanpada railway station complex in Navi Mumbai. The two rooms also serve as prayer rooms on Sundays and Thursdays for the Potter’s House. A notice pasted on the wall says the community service has been cancelled until further notice and is signed by Haywood.



Brother Richard D’Souza, the contact person for the centre, said, “We have been running our prayer service for the last one year from these premises. It is only this year that Campbell White opened its branch here.” He said 20 students learn English from Haywood.



Campbell White has, meanwhile, removed details regarding its employees from its website to protect “workers and their families from malicious intents by anyone”. “Campbell White will continue to support police authorities with full cooperation… We have emphasised to them that they should work diligently and quickly to find suspects and bring them to justice so that Mr. Haywood may return to his normal course of business,” it says.



ATS officials raided Haywood’s residence on July 27. Ten computers from neighbouring houses and Haywood’s residence were sent to the Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory for analysis.



Physical and Internet-based checks on other past and present employees of Campbell White like Scott Grabowska, a former Mumbai-based international protocol trainer, David Curwen-Walker, a senior operations manager, and Jonathan Heimberg, a senior information services manager, both in Bangalore, have shown links to the church. For instance, Curwen-Walker and Heimberg head the Door churches at Kammanahalli and Koramangala in Bangalore.



However, Campbell White and the Door church officials have remained elusive on the links between the two entities. When contacted Michael White, an Australia-based director for Campbell White, refused to comment on the India operations. “You must speak to Dan Rubianes in Bangalore,” he said.



Some churchgoers at the Door Christian Centre in Cox Town in Bangalore said Rubianes had left for the US on August 3 to attend a Bible conference in Arizona.



“Campbell White is a business that pastor Dan runs. We as churchgoers are not aware of its nature,” said Hemanth Kumar, an engineering student, who has been associated with the church since it began three years ago. “Being American, pastors are equipped to work as accent trainers. In Bangalore, many such people work in churches,” added Ravi Kumar, a member of the church in Bangalore.



Incidentally, Joseph Campbell, who is listed as the US director of Campbell White, is believed to be the seniormost pastor of the Door church in Arizona.


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