Tehsin Akhtar alias Monu, one of Indian Mujahideen’s top leaders, arrested last month at the Indo-Nepal border and presently with the Delhi police has revealed that the terror outfit had considered a fidayeen attack on a large gathering of film personalities in 2011.
To ensure maximum impact, the attack was to be planned at a large gathering of the industry, but the plan was not carried out as the organization was not strong enough then to handle such a big plan. IM chief Yasin Bhatkal, Haddi and Waqas participated in the discussions, revealed Tehsin.
“The logic given by Yasin was that the film industry was misguiding people by showing nudity and other things which was corrupting the youth. The idea was to target a possible gathering of stars so that maximum casualty could be inflicted.”
“While Yasin very much wanted this kind of attack, he was also aware that it was premature for the outfit to carry out a fidayeen strike since it was yet equipped to do so. Yasin felt that idea of fidayeen attack was premature as IM’s membership was too meagre to create any meaningful impact,” Monu revealed in an interrogation, as per sources.
Police are yet to verify the details. Tehsin was arrested along with Waqas on March 24th at the Indo-Nepal border. Yasin and Haddi too were arrested from Nepal last August and are presently at the Tihar jail.