Jihadi terrorist of Lashkar-e-Taiba behind extortion calls to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi – Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had received two extortion calls between January 2023 and March 2023. It has been revealed that the mastermind behind these calls is Afsar Pasha, a member of the terrorist organization ‘Lashkar-e-Taiba’. He is currently imprisoned in Belagavi, Karnataka. At Pasha’s behest, his associate Jayesh Kantha alias Jayesh Pujari made calls to Gadkari’s office on 14th January 2023 and 21st March 2023 and demanded Rs 100 crore and Rs 10 crore respectively. Gadkari was threatened to be killed if the ransom was not paid.

Afsar Pasha was the National Secretary of the banned Jihadi outfit ‘Popular Front of India’ and is an expert in bomb making. He is accused of plotting the Dhaka terror attack of 2003 and Bengaluru terror attack of 2008.

Jayesh Pujari is currently in Nagpur Jail. His mobile phone and SIM card have been seized by the Police. Afsar Pasha’s prison will also be inspected in this connection.

Maharashtra Police might travel to Karnataka to take custody of Pasha.

Editorial Viewpoint

Strong political will is required to eradicate Jihadi terrorism from India !

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