The NIA is facing widespread mocking and ridicule for presenting Diwali firecrackers and A4 sized prinouts of ISIS logo to justify its raids in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The federal investigative agency also claimed to have confiscated a ‘rocket launcher’ during their raids on Wednesday.
Those arrested Mufti Mohammed Suhail alias Hazrath, Anas Yunus, Rashid Zafar Raq alias Zafar, Saeed alias Sayeed, Saeed’s brother Raees Ahmad, Zubair Malik, Zubair’s brother Zaid, Saqib Iftekar, Mohammed Irshad and Mohammed Azam.
Now the mother of Saeed and Raees has sensationally revealed that the NIA officials had seized the family’s hydraulic tractor trolly to claim that they had recovered a rocket launcher. The mother told journalist Prashant Kumar, “Wo tractor trolley me use hone wale pressure nozzles ko rocket launcher bata ke le gaye aur hamare beton ko giraftaar kar liya (They took the pressure nozzle of our tractor trolly by calling it a rocket launcher. They also arrested my sons.)”
Journalist Prashant Kumar wrote, “So, after sutli bomb, it’s tractor trolley now. Umm..”
BREAKING: Wo tractor trolley me use hone wale pressure nozzles ko rocket launcher bata ke le gaye aur hamare beton ko giraftaar kar liya: Mother of Raees and Saeed, who were among 10 arrested yesterday, tells me.
So, after sutli bomb, it’s tractor trolley now. Umm.. pic.twitter.com/0g7vgZgZnZ
— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) December 27, 2018
Nafees Ahmed, a relative of those arrested, showed a nozzle used in the tractor trolly while dumping the goods on the ground. (Watch below)
The National Investigation Agency or NIA on Wednesday had gone to town claiming that it had busted an ISIS module in India after the federal agency conducted raids across Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and arrested 10 people.
The agency was later ridiculed for recovering what appeared to be firecrackers to justify its raids.
According to many, the defeat in the just concluded assembly polls for the BJP has prompted the central government to go down the route of ‘India is in danger’ theory in a bid to whip up the sentiments of nationalism ahead of the next year’s Lok Sabha polls.