Moinudheen Parakadavath, an IS terrorist of Kerala module, who was arrested by NIA team upon his deportation from Abu Dhabi on Feb 14 has revealed that a ''secret'' online group of IS members regularly discuss their targets in India and several Hindu leaders were on their radar.
They also had plans to attack Ahmadiyya mosques and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind to “create ripples’’.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Ahmadiyya mosques have always criticised IS and they are of the views that IS does more harm to Islam than enemies of Islam.
According to reports, in one of the conversations in ’secret’ online group, `Bab Al Noor' of which Moinudheen too was a member, he said someone posted details of a Jamaat-e-Islami programme to be held in Kochi last year where Rahul Eashwar, a Hindu orator, was invited as a speaker.
"One person suggested that we should target such events. I suggested that Kochi Jewish temple is also close to the venue. Someone suggested that we should use a bike to carry out the attack. But I suggested that we should use a tipper lorry for the attack," TOI quoted Moinudheen saying during his interrogation.
Moinudheen was arrested by Abu Dhabi authorities in December last year and sent to India in February.