Published: 20th March 2020
Kolkata's Maulana Azad College student arrested from India-Bangla border has Facebook chat history with LeT chief Hafiz Sayeed
She has allegedly been in touch with LeT mastermind Hafiz Sayeed as well along with other members of the terrorist organisation through Facebook
A 21-year-old girl student of Maulana Azad College, a state-run Kolkata college, has been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police from Baduria near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district for being an alleged link person of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). ISI was allegedly using this woman as a honey trap to get close to officials and access sensitive information, reported local newspapers.
The accused, identified as Tania Parveen, was nabbed from the remote Mawalipur village under Baduria police station after year-long surveillance, the police said. A group of STF officers raided the village on Thursday and picked up Parveen from her house. She has allegedly been in touch with LeT mastermind Hafiz Sayeed as well along with other members of the terrorist organisation through Facebook.
A case has been registered against the first-year M.A. Arabic student of Maulana Azad College under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) related to sedition, religious incitement and criminal conspiracy.
She was produced before a sessions court in Barasat, which remanded her to police custody for 14 days. The police sleuths had become suspicious about Parveen's activities after getting to know that there were regular transactions of crores of rupees in her bank account. Parveen is alleged to have been involved in brain-washing the local youth into the ideology of Lashkar-e-Taiba as well.