Kathmandu: The Indian Mujahideen (IM) has set a target of taking shelter in Nepal and preparing more than 200 sleeper cells as members in 2022 in some areas of Bihar-Bengal, apart from the border areas of Indo-Nepal. The report has been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs after receiving such intelligence inputs.
The list of some suspects on the Indo-Nepal border has also been sent to the Home Ministry by SSB. After receiving such information, vigil has been stepped up in border areas. A vigil is being maintained by SSB jawans at Chappe-Chappe. The terrorists are funded by an agent of ISI, a Pakistani agency sitting in Nepal. The unemployed and minors of Seemai area are being lured into being groomed as sleeper cell members.
It may be noted that ISI agents provide all kinds of facilities to trap the youth in the early days. In recent times, girls from Uzbekistan caught near jogbani entry grated check post had also given various intelligence inputs to the investigating agency. A large number of Afghan nationals as sleeper cell members have also been active in Simai areas for the last several years.