Bengaluru: JMB terrorists targeted Buddhist temples in Karnataka?

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Oct 2: Explosive information about the plans of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist Kausar alias Muneer Sheikh alias Mohammed Jahidul Islam (38) has been unearthed in which he had targeted to blow up the Buddhist temples of the state.

Earlier in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigation, it came to light that Kausar had planned to plant a bomb at the programme of Buddhist leader Dalai Lama that was held in the month of August at Ramanagara. Dalai Lama had participated in the programme that was held on August 13 at the Dalai Lama Institute of Higher Education, which is situated at the Bengaluru - Mysuru road. Kausar was arrested by NIA on August 7, barely six days before the programme.


With regard to this information, the top officials of the CID department have held a meeting on Monday, October 1 and it was decided to conduct a separate investigation of this issue, as per the information given by home minister.

It was also decided to gather information to know whether Kausar had visited the sites of important Buddhist temples in the state like Bailukuppe Tibetan Camp at Kushalnagar in Kodagu, Kollegal and the camp at Mundagod of Uttara Kannada district.

It is confirmed from the interrogation that Kausar had planned to conduct acts of sabotage and explosions, targeting the Buddhists living in India, as a revenge to the attacks on Rohingya Muslims by the Buddhists in Myanmar. In addition, the investigating officers have also said that Kausar, who had lived in and around Bengaluru from 2014, had hatched a plot to kill Dalai Lama.

NIA officials had arrested an accomplice of Kausar in the case of Bodh Gaya bombings. It is also confirmed that the JMB terrorists had planned in Kerala to carry out acts of sabotage in the state of Karnataka. It is learnt that a special team will be sent to Kerala also to know Kausar's link there.

One accomplice of Kausar still absconding

NIA has so far arrested seven accused in the Bodh Gaya explosion case. However, Arif Hussain, one more accused and accomplice of Kausar is absconding. Arif is one of the members of the gang that kept IED explosives in the Kalachakra ground of Bodh Gaya. During the investigation, a shocking piece of information has come to light that Arif had met Kausar after the blasts and also discussed with regards to the failure of the intended plan.

Expert in manufacturing IED explosives

Kausar, the JMB terrorist is an expert in manufacturing IED explosives. He had come to India with his accomplice Muzafir Rehman from Bangladesh and had planned to carry out terrorist acts on a large scale. Kausar had also trained his accomplices with regards to the manufacture of IED.

No information of intended bombings in state, says CM

"No plot was hatched to kill Buddhist leader Dalai Lama in the state of Karnataka. Police are about to file charge sheet against the accused who have been arrested for the bomb blasts that took place in Bodh Gaya. However, I do not know why the name of Dalai Lama is mentioned in this issue. There is no relation between terrorist Kausar, who was caught in Ramanagara, and the attempt on the life of Dalai Lama. However, the police are going to conduct investigation in this angle also. The central government has not sought any information in this regard from the state government," clarified CM Kumaraswamy to the media.

Speaking on the issue, Dr G Parameshwar, DCM, said, "The officers of NIA are not sharing any information with us with regard to the plot hatched by the terrorists. They gather information at the international level and arrest the terrorists."

Former CM Jagadish Shettar accused the state government and said, "A comprehensive inquiry has to be conducted relating to the issue of the plot to kill Dalai Lama by JMB terrorists. The arrest of suspected terrorists by the NIA shows the utter failure of the state CID." 



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  • pooki, mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    the attack on Rohingyas in myanmar by buddhists is also condemnable and also this plan of bombing buddhist places in India is also highly condemnable.

    BUt the sad part is that the cheddi people only see the culprits of one community as terrorists and say that the saffron terrorists as angels..this is not right..

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  • subhodh, kallianpur

    Wed, Oct 03 2018

    but attack on hindu's in Bangladesh & Pakistan is not condemnable why? if any attack on muslims in other country why the people are protesting in India by destroying public property? that belongs to tax payers money. this is totally wrong. we should not invite/facilitate/encourage any bomb blasting people in the name of religion. let the citizen of India allow to live with peace.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    I salute to our IPS officer Neelamani Raju her last press report... who are they commented on her press report??? where are they???

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    For this article/ news there are no our so called peace lovers in the comment box??? Even no ones sympathy too!!! here we have to find what mind set they have??? I hope Pappu backed regime will say these are all RSS created conspiracy??? Desh premi banjao... sab galath asaan se barabar dhikega...

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  • JK, southkanara

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Why NIA should inform you ... are u giving any vital info. to NIA reg murders happened in Karnataka by extremists and naxals ? By the way instruct Karnataka Police and CID to carry out such search operations and let them share this to NIA.... Terrorists will be handled in better way by NIA than our state police... More over your nexus towards naxal and anti hindu forces will really give a chance to escape for terrorists.... SO Better to handle it directly ..... is it not Mr ParamaEshwaraaa....

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  • prashanth, bangalore

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    blasts happen all over the world. Its time to make them legal and stop troubling innocent secular who only do it because the govt did did not come to their bedrooms and offer them a good paying job.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Send him to Uttar Pradesh for Encounter ...

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 03 2018

    That means you approve the encounter.....I think you are sick of killing innocent people and piece lovers.

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Restaurants have menus translated in Bengali as well to cater to these guys. They are now all over the place. Most of them have filtered into Kerala. Yeah right, Terrorism has NO religion , The leaders say this BS and move on.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Couple of days back the Karnataka DIG expressed her concern in a DIG level conference, people from Mumbai suburban Nallasopara traduced of her old age. Now NIA officials on a task, see how many black sheep will be caught.

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  • Billy, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    I know for sure that the NIA will not read my comment, but if this is true then he needs to be given rigorous punishment for such evil thoughts and should be locked in some underground jail for lifetime or given death sentence. The same way Gauri Lankesh's killers and other so called "religious bodies" needs to be handled the same way and needs to be punished in the same manner.

    This is not what Christianity, Islam, Bhuddism or Hinduism teaches.

    Jai Hind

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  • JK, southkanara

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Good job by NIA....

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 02 2018


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  • Mango, Mlore

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    If someone is against "Buddhists ideology." he is against whole humanity on earth.
    What happened to Rohingya Muslims is very brutal and Unfair !!
    But it was largely a reaction to intimidating and ever growing Rohingya population with changing demographics of the province by ethnically migrated Bangladeshi Muslims. There was systematic intimidation of property and cultural diversity of Buddhists and Hindu population in the province.

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  • Ajay, Kallianpur

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    It appears your information has been obtained from the Myanmar army.

    Yes most of the Rohingya did migrate from Bangladesh, but it was during the colonial era when it was India, and hence the Rohingya also have many hindus.

    The democraticly elected govt of Burma recognised them as citizens and there was never any animosity against them. It was only after the military coup that the problems started or rather were started. Their case is similar to the hindus settled in Sri Lanka.

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  • Rajesh, Mulki

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    NIA is working under Rajnath Singh. Karnataka police ke bas ki baath nahi hai.

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  • Stephen, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Good job NIA

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Karnataka should follow the policy of UP and Kashmir. Locate them and kill them

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  • pooki, mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    locate and kill people like the apple executive?

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Hope you know who was with him

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  • pooki, mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    it does not matter who was with whom..the action by the police was not right.

    I have seen so many bike riders and car drivers not stopping their vehicles when the police ask them to stop in Mangaluru city. Do you mean to say everytime this takes place police have to shoot them?

    this shows your mean nagpur mentality

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Main target was his companion. Today apple killed and Police in jail. Else police killed and apple must have out on bail in accident case. And must have enjoying with his companion

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Encounter is the only option

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  • Siddu, Bellary

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    Great work by National Investigation Agency (NIA)

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 02 2018

    NIA first investigate the criminals of Hindu Sangattan who had caught with explosives from Nalla Sopara Mumbai western line.

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