Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* India accuses Pakistani diplomat in Colombo of plotting terror attacks, arrests four Sri Lankans
Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 08:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 10, Colombo: India's National Investigating Agency (NIA) has accused a Pakistani diplomat, who was posted in Sri Lanka as a visa counsellor in the Pakistani High Commission in Colombo, of plotting to attack the US and Israeli consulates and installations of the Indian Army and the Indian Navy in southern India.

The NIA has put Amir Zubair Siddique to its list of people wanted for carrying out various acts of terrorism in the South Asian country, seeking assistance from Interpol for information on him.

With the help of crucial inputs provided by intelligence agencies of the United States, NIA has uncovered a conspiracy to launch 26/11-type terror attacks in India, allegedly by Pakistani agents working from Sri Lankan soil, Hindustan Times reported.

Siddiqui has been identified as the chief conspirator along with three other Pakistani officers posted in the High Commission in Colombo.

According to the NIA, Pakistani diplomat Siddiqui had planned terror attacks in various cities of southern India, including attacks at the US consulate in Chennai, the Israeli consulate in Bengaluru and the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters in Visakhapatnam.

To execute his plans Siddiqui hired four Sri Lankan nationals, including Muhammed Sakir Hussaien, Arun Selvaraj, Sivabalan and Thameem Ansari.

The NIA has arrested all the Sri Lankan nationals on the intelligence inputs provided by the US.

The NIA is preparing to send a request to Interpol, seeking red corner notice against Siddiqui, who was repatriated to Islamabad soon after his cover was blown. The NIA has also released his photo, seeking information on his whereabouts.

This is the first time that India has put a Pakistani diplomat's name on the wanted list or sought a red corner notice against one.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
CID visits former president's house to record statement
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's manufacturing and services growth slows down in July 2018
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's apparel sector training body to expand services to South Asia
-- [4 hours ago]
Minister Kiriella to attend former Indian Prime Minister's funeral
-- [5 hours ago]
New entrepreneurs to be trained in developing businesses under the 'Enterprise Sri Lanka' loan program
-- [6 hours ago]
Possibility to amend the Sri Lanka FTA with Singapore within a year - Minister
Sri Lanka Premier condoles former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise
Sri Lanka and Oman sign agreement on avoidance of double taxation to enhance economic relations
New special police unit to be established in prisons
Education Ministry lodges complaint with CID over false news report

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.